The security forces killed or wounded at least 64 Taliban militants including an Uzbekistani militant during the clashes in Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the clashes took place Qaisar, Almar, Khwaja Sabzposh, Sherin Tagab, Garziwan, Dawlatabad, Kohistan and Bulcheragh districts.

The statement further added the security forces killed at least 45 militants including an Uzbekistani national and wounded 19 others.

The Shaheen Corps also added that 5 security personnel lost their lives during the clashes and 11 others sustained injuries.

According to Shaheen Corps, the majority of the clashes took place after militants attempted to attack the election sites.

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