The Afghan armed forces have thwarted a plot by Taliban militants to launch coordinated attack against security outposts in northern Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said a clash broke out between Taliban militants and armed forces in Arklik area of Qaisar district at around 7:30 pm local time on Friday, leaving at least 4 militants dead and 3 others wounded.

The statement further added that the clash broke out while Taliban militants were busy planning a coordinated attack on security outposts.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, the security personnel and local residents did not suffer casualties during the clashes.

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

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Faryab province has deteriorated during the recent years amid growing attempts by anti-government armed elements to expand their foothold in this province.

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