The security forces killed four Taliban militants during separate operations in Balkh and Ghazni provinces.

The informed military sources said Tuesday that the soldiers of 209th Shaheen Corps killed 3 Taliban fighters in Balkh province.

The sources further added that the operation was conducted in Dowlatabad district of Balkh.

Meanwhile, the security forces killed one Taliban fighter by conducting an airstrike in Andar district of Ghazni.

The Taliban militants have not commented regarding the operations so far.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Balkh and Ghazni provinces has deteriorated during the recent months.

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

In the meantime, the Afghan forces frequently conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in the two province.

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