The Afghan forces forces foiled Taliban attacks in Dawlatbad and Garziwan districts of northern Faryab province, killing or wounding at least 11 militants.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said a group of Taliban militants were planning to launch attacks in Shashpar Village of Dawlatabad and in the vicinity of the capital of Garziwan district on Tuesday.

The statement further added that the security forces took pre-emptive steps with the support of the Air Forces.

The security forces killed at least 4 Taliban militants during the operations and wounded at least 7 others, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, a key Taliban figure who was responsible for collecting Zakat was among those killed during the operations.

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

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