The security forces killed 3 Taliban militants and detained 2 others during the operations in Balkh and Kunduz provinces.

The informed military sources said Wednesday that an airstrike killed 3 Taliban fighters in Char Bolak district of Balkh province.

The sources further added that the Special Forces detained 2 Taliban militants during an operation in Qal’ah-ye Zal district of Kunduz province.

The security situation in some districts of Balkh and Kunduz provinces has deteriorated during the recent months.

Taliban militants are active in some districts of the two provinces and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in the two provinces.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government militants.