An airstrike in norhtern Balkh province destroyed a car bomb and killed two suicide bombers, the Afghan military said.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the security forces conducted the airstrike in at around 2:10 pm on Wednesday in Sheikh Tash Village of Chahar Bolak district.

The statement further added that the airstrike destroyed a Humvee Armored Personnel Carrier packed with explosives and killed two suicide bombers.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the militants had earlier captured the Humvee and were looking to use it in an attack on an unspecified target.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented in this regard so far.

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