The Afghan Special Forces clashed with the Taliban militants in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan with the Afghan military claiming at least 11 militants were killed or wounded during the clash.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the clash broke out in the vicinity of Sar Hawz village in Pashtun Kot district.

The statement further added that four Taliban militants were killed and at least seven others sutained injuries.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, two key commanders of the Taliban identified as Qari nabi Mukaram and Mullah Nazir were among those killed.

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

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where the Taliban militants and other groups are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.

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