The local authorities in northern Sar-e-Pul province have confirmed that Taliban militants have looted nearly 100 sheep from the residents of Gosfandi district after they were forced to retreat from the district following a clash with the security forces.

District administrative chief Ghulam Sakhi Wira said the Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on security outposts in Gosfandi district late on Saturday night.

Wira further added that Taliban militants faced resistance from the security forces and were forced to retreat after several hours of clash.

He also added that the Taliban militants looted around 100 sheep from the local residents after facing defeat at the hands of security forces.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the clash so far.