The National Defense and Security Institutions said in a joint statement that a group of 30 to 40 Taliban militants launched an attack in Zaman Khel and Hussain Khel areas located in the outskirts of Pul-e Khumri city.
The statement further added that the militants launched the attack at around 2 am local time.
However, the statement added that the security forces quickly responded to the attack killing at least 3 militants, arresting 2 others and wounding of them.
Meanwhile, the defense and security institutions said the security forces have cordoned off the Karkar area where the remaining militants have taken shelter.
The statement further added that the security forces did not suffer casualties in the attack and a clearance operation is underway in the area.