SAR-I-PUL, Afghanistan -- At least 11 militants, including the Taliban-designated governor for Sar-i-Pul Province, and two Afghan soldiers were killed on the outskirts of Sar-i-Pul city, officials said.
The fighting took place during a clearance operation in the Adrang Barghali area, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said, according to TOLO News.
The dead shadow governor committed many terrorist acts in Sar-i-Pul Province, the MoD added.
Two troops were killed in the fighting, provincial governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News November 17.
In the fighting, the militants set 30 civilians' houses ablaze, Wahdat said.
Meanwhile, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) recently seized two militant weapon depots in Nimroz Province, Pajhwok Afghan News reported November 17.