Dozens of militants have been killed or wounded during the operations in northern Balkh and Faryab provinces, the Afghan Military in the North said.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, at least 20 militants were killed during a clash which erupted in Garziwan district of Faryab province.

The statement further added that three local leaders of the militants were also among those killed.

At least 15 militants were also wounded during the same clash, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

In the meantime, the 209th Shaheen Corps said at least 9 militants were killed and at least 12 others sustained injuries during the operations in Balkh province.

The operations were conducted as part of Walid-25 operations in Chahar Bolak and Dawlatabad districts, the Afghan military added.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the clashes so far.

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