The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have repulsed a coordinated attack by Taliban militants on Almar district of northern Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said a group of Taliban militants launched coordinated attack on Almar district at around 6pm on Tuesday which continued until 12 am.

The statement further added that the clashes left at least eight militants dead and five others wounded.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army, the dead bodies of a number of militants were also left in the area after the attack was repulsed.

In the meantime, the 209th Shaheen Corps said two shops also caught fire after in a rocket attack by the militants.

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

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan. The Taliban militants and other anti-government armed militants often attempt to attack the government and security institutions in some restive districts of the province.