Two Taliban commanders were among several insurgents killed during a security operation in northern Afghanistan, the NATO-led command said Saturday.
The incident took place near Aka Khel in the Archi district of Kunduz province on Friday night when an Afghan-international security force went to a compound to investigate insurgent activity.
A firefight ensued between troops and militants who barricaded themselves in the compound buildings.
One of the two slain Taliban commanders is thought to be responsible for distributing insurgent funds, designating targets and planning bombings. Weapons were found at the scene.
A few militants were detained.
A homeowner told the joint patrol the Taliban members had forced their way into the compound for the night, and forces will reimburse him for property damage.