At least ten insurgents were killed in a clash with security forces in northern Takhar province on Sunday, local officials said.
In addition, three soldiers were also injured in the clash.
The clash took place in Khwaja Ghar district of the province after a group of insurgents attacked a military outpost, a spokesman for Provincial Police Chief, Abdul Khalil Asir said.
"Mullah Shaker, one of the commanders of the Taliban is also among the dead," he said.
However, he did not provide more details about the clash.
The Taliban has not yet commented about the incident.