A series of airstrikes targeted Taliban militants in northern Balkh province killing or wounding at least 23 of them.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the Air Force carried out airstrikes against Taliban positions in Aaqtapa Village of Chahar Bolak district.

The statement further added that the security forces conducted the airstrikes at around 8:00 pm on Sunday amid ongoing clashes.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the airstrikes killed 8 Taliban militants and wounded at least 15 others.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the clashes and airstrike so far.

Meanwhile, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the clashes and airstrikes did not harm civilians but a member of the security forces sustained minor injuries during the exchange of fire.

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