The security forces killed two Burqa-clad Taliban militants before they could attack the government institutions in northern Faryab province.

The Ministry of Interior said in a statement a group of 3 Taliban militants had disguised as women and were attempting to travel to Qaisar district to attack the government institutions.

However, the interior ministry said the security forces identified the three Burqa-clad militants, shot dead two of them and arrested the third militant alive.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

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