Afghan Security Forces repulse Taliban attack in Faryab province on Thursday, Oct. 9 2020. [Photos: MoD]

FARYAB, Afghanistan – Afghan Security Forces repulsed Taliban attack Thursday night in Qesar district of Faryab province, local authorities confirmed.

Abdul Karim Yourish, spokesman for the local police, said at least 23 Taliban insurgents have been killed and further 17 wounded.

Meanwhile, four Afghan forces were killed and further one injured during clashes with Taliban in the area, Yourish added.

The attack that lasted until midnight Thursday was warded off by Peoples Uprising and Afghan Security Forces, according to the spokesman.

Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.