At least 17 Taliban were killed and 11 others were wounded in clashes with security forces in northern Faryab province on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Wednesday.
The clashes occurred in Dawlat Abad and Almar districts of the province as “the Taliban were planning to attack security checkpoints and the forces prevent their attacks with air support of the Afghan air forces,” the statement said.
“A military commander of the Taliban is also among the wounded,” the statement said, and “three motorbikes and the group's camp was also destroyed.”
However, the statement did not provide further details.
The Taliban has not yet commented on the clashes.