Eighteen members of the security forces were killed by the Taliban on Saturday in the western Farah province in Afghanistan.
Four days earlier, Taliban attacks on police checkpoints killed eight police officers. Some 40 militants were also killed, officials said.
An Afghan official says insurgents have taken control of a district headquarters in western Farah province.
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Afghan army and police have repulsed Taliban attacks against Farah city in the past months as the militants have been trying to capture full control of the city and outer parts.
The exact number of killed or wounded is still not clear as the fighting is still under way, officials said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying 15 police officers were killed and several military vehicles seized along with a large quantity of ammunition.
The province is a centre of opium cultivation and poppy farmers are often taxed by the Taliban to help fund their fight against security forces.
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Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said two other people in the vehicle were wounded in the attack, which was in the Bati Kot district.
No comment was immediately available from USA military headquarters in Kabul.
U.S. and Afghan officials say the Taliban have been under increasingly heavy pressure from air strikes and army operations but the insurgents have repeatedly demonstrated their ability to inflict severe damage on Afghan security forces.
Afghan and U.S. commanders have been relatively upbeat about the course of the war since U.S. President Donald Trump announced a new and more robust military strategy previous year, with more air strikes and greater support for Afghan forces.
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