The security forces inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants during separate clashes which took place in three districts of Faryab.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces clashed with Taliban in Sherin Tagab, Qaisar and KOhistan districts of Faryab.

The statement further added t4aht the security forces killed 16 Taliban militants during the clashes and wounded 23 others.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said an Afghan soldier also lost his life during the clashes and two others sustained injuries.

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