The security forces killed or wounded dozens of Taliban militants during the latest clashes in northern Balkh province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the security forces conducted airstrikes in Qarsghigak village at around 11:00 am on Saturday.

The statement further added that a clash also broke out between the security forces and Taliban militants in Qala-e Barbar area of Dawlatabad district.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces killed 17 Taliban militants during the clash and airstrikes.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces wounded at least 20 Taliban militants and destroyed a strategic compound of the group.