The Afghan forces countered a Taliban attack in northern Faryab province, killing or wounding at least militants of the group, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said a group of Taliban militants were looking to launch an attack in the vicinity of Dawlatbad district of Faryab on Friday.

The statement further added that the security forces retaliated and launched counter-attack, killing at least 2 militants of the group.

The security forces also wounded 3 other Taliban militants during the same operation, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

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