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Afghan armed forces thwart Taliban plot to target security outposts in Faryab

16 Mar 2019 The Khaama Press News Agency

The Afghan armed forces have thwarted a plot by Taliban militants

to launch coordinated attack against security outposts in northern Faryab

province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North

in a statement said a clash broke out between Taliban militants and armed

forces in Arklik area of Qaisar district at around 7:30 pm local time on

Friday, leaving at least 4 militants dead and 3 others wounded.

The statement further added that the clash broke out while

Taliban militants were busy planning a coordinated attack on security outposts.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, the security personnel and

local residents did not suffer casualties during the clashes.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have

not commented regarding the clash so far.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of

Faryab province has deteriorated during the recent years amid growing attempts

by anti-government armed elements to expand their foothold in this province.

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