In Afghanistan, thirteen people including a deputy provincial police chief, eight Taliban and five security personnel have been killed during three separate incidents of violence.
In one incident, three police personnel and three Taliban were killed during a clash in Kunduz district.
In another incident, two army soldiers and five militants were killed during clash in Takhar province.
Deputy provincial police chief of Paktika,Colonel Mohammad Asif Tokhi was killed in roadside bomb in Paktia province planted by Taliban.
Meanwhile, one pro-government fighter, a suicide bomber and fifteen militants, including a Taliban bomb expert were killed in northern Balkh province.