The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties in self defense strikes of the Afghan Special Forces in northern Faryab province, the military sources said Thursday.

The sources further added that the Afghan Special Forces carried out the self defense in Andkhoy district of the province.

“Self-defense strikes by Afghan Special Forces in Andkhoy district killed 33 Taliban fighters and wounded two,” the sources said.

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

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the province where often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.

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