Local officials said the fighting began early Friday in the Nari district of Kunar province when militants attacked a security checkpoint, Khaama Press reported.
More than 100 militants battled Afghan forces for more than 5 hours, said Gen. Zahir Azimi, a spokesman for the Afghan defense ministry.
Taliban fighters held the remote outpost briefly before reinforcements managed to regain control, the BBC reported.
Kunar province, which borders Pakistan, is a frequent battleground for the Taliban.
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