Sporadic clashes took place between Afghan forces and Taliban militants in northern Faryab province on Friday which left 7 militants dead or wounded.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the Afghan forces clashed with the militants various parts of Andkhoi and Qaramqol districts at around 10:30 am local time on Friday.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 3 Taliban militants and wounded 4 others during the clashes.

An Afghan soldier also sustained injuries during the clashes but his wounds are not life threatening, the statement added.

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

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