The Afghan forces killed or wounded at least 49 Taliban militants during the operations in northern Balkh province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the security forces conducted the operations in Siya Aab Village of Sholgara district and Arzankar Village of Chamtal district.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 36 Taliban militants and wounded 13 others during the operations.

Furthermore, the security forces destroyed a strategic compound of the militants and four motorcycles.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the Air Forces also provided support to the ground forces during the same operations.