Eight suspected Taliban rebels were killed and a policeman wounded in a joint operation by the Afghan police and army, a provincial governor said on Thursday.
The operation took place Tuesday in western Farah province, said Gov Abdul Samad Stanikzai.
Separately in the south, NATO troops launched a "precision air strike against a known Taliban command post" in an isolated area of the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province late on Wednesday, said a statement from the International Security Assistance Force. It said the target was completely destroyed.
Capt Andre Salloum, a NATO spokesman in Kandahar, said there were some Taliban casualties, but he could not say how many.
Local officials said they did not know yet the number of casualties from the air strike.