The security forces conducted separate operations in northern Balkh and Jawzjan provinces, killing or wounding at least 13 Taliban militants.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces conducted airstrikes and ground operations in Chahar Bolak, Dawlatabad, Balkh and Nahr-e Shahi districts.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 4 Taliban militants, wounded 2 others and arrested 4 suspected militants during the opertions.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces killed 3 Taliban militants during a clash in Mangjik disrict fo Jawzjan province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces wounded 4 more militants during the clash.