"A large number of Taliban attacked an army outpost and we lost 18 soldiers and two were wounded", said defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri.
Also on Saturday, a vehicle bomb attack in Helmand province killed at least one person and wounded eight others, according to a spokesman for the provincial governor. Three people were killed and five others wounded in the bombing, which occurred in Kabul's Shashdarak area near the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters, deputy interior ministry spokesperson Nusrat Rahimi said, as cited by TOLO News.
Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesperson, claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement.
An official reported that the military managed to shot many militants dead as well as injure some, yet the death toll is not clear for the militants moved the fatalities.
Last week, the Taliban staged similar attacks, killing at least 20 police officiers in the provincial capital Farah City and in the Bala Balook district.
"The fighting between the Taliban and the army continued for more than two hours", he said.
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Reports said four militants were involved in the attack, some of them have been shot dead. The first explosion occurred near the country's intelligence headquarters, police Capt.
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Since mid-January, militants have stormed a luxury hotel, bombed a crowded street and raided a military compound in the capital, killing more than 130 people as the city remains on high alert fearing further violence. The place of incident is also not far from the US Embassy.
A suicide bombing, occurred in Kabul's PD 9 in Shashdarak area on Saturday morning, left at least one person dead and six others wounded, confirmed the country's Ministry of Interior.
Although there appears to be no immediate prospect of any negotiations with the insurgents, officials say low-level contacts, aimed at establishing the basis for future talks, have been going on behind the scenes.
The Taliban claimed both attacks in Helmand.
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Meanwhile, Dadullah Qaneh, a member of the provincial assembly, told Anadolu Agency he has received reports that the Taliban militants were wearing night goggles during the assault.