A deadly airstrike targeted a group of Taliban militants in northern Balkh province with preliminary reports indicating the airstrike inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban fighters.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the security forces conducted the precision airstrike in Asyab Sharaf Village in Chemtal district.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed 8 Taliban militants and wounded 5 others.

However, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the casualties’ toll of Taliban militants may further rise as a result of the airstrike.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the airstrike has possibly killed many key figures of the group in Chemtal district.

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