The Afghan forces inflicted casualties on Taliban militants after responding to an attack in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the a convoy of the Afghan forces came under attack as they were patrolling in Sabzikar Village of Chahar Bolak district.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces effectively responded to the attack, killing two Taliban militants and wounding one more.

The Afghan forces also arrested one of the assailants and confiscated a rocket launcher, an Ak-47 assault rifle and some munitions following the clash, the statement added.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.

This comes as Taliban militants have been attempting to escalate attacks against the Afghan forces in various provinces during the recent weeks despite ongoing efforts to find a negotiated political settlement to end the conflict in the country.

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