The Afghan forces responded to a Taliban attack in northern Faryab province killing two Taliban commanders and wounding three other militants during the clash.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants launched an attack on Gurziwan district around 2:30 am local time on Monday.

The statement further added that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces responded to the attack and killed Qari Minhaj and Mullah Furqani, the two commanders of the group.

The security forces also wounded 3 other militants during the clash, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that the security forces did not suffer casualties.

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

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