The security forces conducted airstrikes in northern Faryab province killing or wounding at least 26 Taliban militants.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces conducted the airstrikes in Bulcheragh district of Faryab.

The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 17 Taliban militants and wounded 9 others.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the airstrikes also destroyed a strategic compound of the group and some weapons, munitions and vehicles.

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

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