A deadly clash erupted between Taliban militants and local militiamen in northern Samangan province of Afghanistan which left more than 40 people dead or wounded.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants attacked the security posts of the local militiamen in Dara-e Suf district of Samangan province.

The statement further added that the attack sparked fierce clash which resulted in to the killing of 15 Taliban militants.

The local militiamen also wounded 22 Taliban militants during the clash, the statement said, adding that 2 local militiamen also lost their lives during the clash and 5 others sustained injures.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.

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