The Afghan Military in the North has reported a progress in the ongoing joint clearance operations being conducted in Dasht Archi district of Kunduz province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said at least 69 militants have been killed since the launch of the operations which kicked off four days ago.

The statement further added that the operations are jointly being conducted by the 10th Kandak of Afghan Special Forces and 09th and 05th Units of the National Directorate of Security.

Around 54 militants have been killed during the operations over the past four days and at least 15 others have sustained injuries, the statement added

At least 13 commanders of the Taliban group are also among those killed, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that the Afghan forces have also discovered and defused 33 landmines while two mortars, a Dshk heavy machine gun and two motorcycles have been destroyed during the airstrikes.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, at least 15 compounds of the militants and 60 fighting positions have also been destroyed during the operations.

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