At least 28 Taliban militants were killed during the airstrikes and clashes with the armed forces in the past 48 hours in northern Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the airstrikes and clashes took place in Arkalik, Zohoria, Shakh, Ziarat Gah and Naw Dareh Qala areas of Qaisar district.

The statement further added that 28 Taliban militants were killed as a result of the clashes and airstrikes, 8 others were wounded, and 6 motorcycles were destroyed.

The statement also added that the security personnel also sustained casualties during the clashes but did not elaborate further regarding the exact number, adding that the numbers announced by Taliban are baseless.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also criticized the Provincial Council officials for endorsing the propagandas of Taliban group.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the report so far.

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