A series of aristrikes and armed clashes left at least 9 Taliban militants dead or wounded in northern Balkh and Faryab provinces.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the security forces conducted airstrikes amid ongoing clashes in Chaqmaq Village of Pashtun Kot district in Faryab.

The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 6 Taliban militants and destroyed one of their vehicles.

The airstrikes and armed clashes did not inflict casualties on local residents and security personnel.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said a clash broke out between the Afghan forces and Taliban militants in Chahar Bolak district which left a Taliban militant dead and two others wounded.

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