Takharís deputy police chief, Raz Mohammad Doorandish, and "several security guards" were killed in clashes with the Taliban in the province on Tuesday night, local officials said.
The fighting began with Taliban attacks on security forces in Baharak district, according to local officials.
"The Taliban has also suffered heavy casualties in the clashes but there is no exact information," officials added.
But a source said the numbers of those security force members who were killed or are missing is large.
"Around 60 security force members were sent on an operation in Baharak district to clear the insurgents, but the bodies of 12 of them were wounded while 48 other security forces still missing," said a source.
The local official has not yet commented on the number of the casualties of the security forces.
The Taliban has not yet commented on the clashes.