The Afghan security forces responded to coordinated Taliban attacks in three districts of Balkh province, killing at least 25 Taliban militants and wounding 33 others.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Afghan security forces responded to Taliban attacks in Balkh, Dawlatabad and Chemtal districts of Balkh province with the support of the Special Forces and Air Forces.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 25 Taliban militants including Mullah Hafiz, one of the commanders of the group and wounded 33 others including Mullah Raihan and Qari Jannat, two other commanders of the group.

The security forces also cleared 12 villages during the clearance operations, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

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

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