At least four Taliban militants were killed in the airsrikes which were carried out in norther Kunduz province, the military sources said Tuesday.

The sources further added that the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Kunduz district.

This comes as Taliban militants intensified their attacks on Kunduz and some other key northern provinces soon after announcing their spring offensive early on Friday.

However, the Afghan military says the attacks were repulsed leaving at least 179 militants dead and dozens more wounded.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said Monday that the militants were killed during the clashes in Badakhshan, Kunduz, Baghlan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, and Faryab provinces.

The statement further added that 77 militants including their 6 commanders were also wounded during the same clashes.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, Taliban militants intensified their attacks in northern parts of the country after announcing their spring offensive but the Afghan armed forces effectively responded and repulsed the attacks with the effective close-air support of the Air Forces.


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