The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North claims that 47 militants were killed or wounded during the separate operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security forces (ANDSF).

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps on Saturday, a militant was killed and three others were arrested during a clash in Aqsai village of Chahar Bolak district in Balkh province.

The statement further added that separate clashes took place between the armed forces and the militants in Imam Sahib, Khanabad, and Chahar Dara district, resulting into the deaths of at least 13 militants while at least 9 others sustained injuries.

At least 5 militants were killed and 7 others were wounded during the airstrikes conducted in Gharochi and Shekhak villages of Khanabad district of Kunduz, the 209th Shaheen Corps said.

In the meantime, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the Khanja-18 operations are underway in Orgu district of Badakhshan and several villages have been cleared during the same operations so far.

At least 7 militants have been killed and 5 others have sustained injuries during the same operations, the statement by 209th Shaheen Corps added.


  • Khaama Press

    The Khaama Press News Agency is the leading and largest English news service for Afghanistan with over 3 million hits a month. Independent authors/columnists and experts are welcomed to contribute stories, opinions and editorials. Send stories to