The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces repulsed an attack in northern Faryab province and inflicted casualties on Taliban militants, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said a group of Taliban militants attacked the security posts in Aarzalik and Bilal Beg Villages of Qaisar district.

The statement further added that the security forces effectively responded to the attack and clashed with the militants for a period of at least three hours.

The security forces killed 2 Taliban militants during the clash and wounded at least 3 others, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that the security forces did not suffer any casualty during the clash.

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

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