Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place early this morning, targeting a highway security outpost in the province's Bala Buluk district.
Mehri says more than 80 Taliban fighters took part in the attack. Police called in reinforcements, which repulsed the attackers.
There was no immediate Taliban comment or claim of responsibility from the insurgent group.
Meanwhile, in western Ghor province, Abdul Hai Khateby, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says explosives prepared by a would-be suicide bomber blew up today, killing a family member and wounding four. The would-be bomber was away at the time of the explosion.
Khateby says police are looking for him.
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