The Afghan military in the north claims that around 70 militants were killed or wounded during the 4-day operations in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the Afghan forces belonging to the 10th Kandak of the Special Forces conducted 4-day operations in Dasht Archi district, leaving at least 55 militants dead.

The statement further added at least 15 militants also sustained injuries during the same operations.

Four large explosives caches and at least 60 fighting positions of the militants were also destroyed during the operations, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan but the security situation of has deteriorated more during the recent years.

The Taliban militants are active in some districts of Kunduz and often conduct terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.


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