More than twenty Taliban militants have been killed during the operations of the Afghan armed forces in northern Faryab and northeastern Takhar provinces, the Afghan Military said Wednesday.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, a clash broke out between the Afghan armed forces and Taliban militants in Dawlatabad district of Faryab province.

The statement further added that 4 Taliban militants were killed and 3 others were wounded during the clash.

A separate clash also broke out between the militants and security forces at around 10:20pm in Arkalik Village of Qaisar district in Faryab which left 3 militants dead and another one wounded, the 209th Shaheen Corps said adding that an army soldier was also wounded in Dawlatabad clash.

In the meantime, the security forces carried out artillery and airsrikes as part of Toofan-24 operations and clashes also took place in Khamdan Village of Dasht-e-Qala dsitrict of Takhar, leaving 10 militants dead and 4 others wounded.