A series of airstrikes and armed clash left at least 12 Taliban militants dead in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the security forces conducted airstrikes targeting a Taliban gathering at around 7:00 pm local time in Kohna Chamtal district.

The statement further added that the security forces also clashed with Taliban militants in Balkh district of the province.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, the airstrikes and armed clash left at least 12 Taliban militants dead.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.

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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.