The Afghan forces killed a key Taliban commander, Mullah Khaliq alias Saifullah, and captured four compounds of the group during the operations in northern Balkh province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Afghan forces conducted the operations in Qaland Kheli, Qarghanchi and Sayad Villages of Sholgara district of Balkh.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces fully cleared the three villages during the operations and captured four compounds of the Taliban group.

The Afghan forces also killled Mullah Khaliq alias Saifullah, one of the key commanders of Taliban during the operations, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.


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