The security forces killed or wounded at least 42 Taliban militants during the clashes in northern Balkh province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the security forces clashed with the Taliban militants in Babar Qala area of Dawlatbad district and Siya Aab area of Sholgara.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 35 Taliban militants and wounded 7 others during the clashes.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the Air Forces also provided close air support to the ground forces during the clashes.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces discovered and destroyed a large cache of weapons and munitions during the operations.

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