The Afghan armed forces have repelled two Taliban attacks in western Herat and Farah provinces of Afghanistan, leaving more than 20 militants dead or wounded.

The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said a clash took place between armed forces and Taliban in Highway#1 of Farah province which resulted into the killing of 5 Taliban militants while 6 others sustained injuries.

The statement further added that a local commander of the group identified as Mullah Helal was also among those killed.

In the meantime, the 207th Zafar Corps said a separate clash took place between armed forces and Taliban in Pashtun Zarghoon district that left at least 4 militants dead and 7 others wounded.

The 207th Zafar Corps also added that the clashes took place after Taliban militants attacked security outposts in the two provinces.

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