The security forces inflicted casualties on five Taliban militants including three local leaders of the group in northern Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants attacked the security posts of the Afghan forces in Ozlik Village of Qaisar district.

The statement further added that the security forces killed two local leaders of Taliban during the clash, including Qari Abdullah and Mullah Abid.

The security forces also wouded three other Taliban militants including Mawlavi Ismail, one of the local leaders of the group, the statement added.

Meanwhile, another Taliban militant was killed while he was planting an improvised explosive device in Garziwan district of Faryab, the 209th Shaheen Corps said.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the two incidents so far.

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