Dozens of Taliban militants including their local leaders were killed or wounded during the operations in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the militants were killed during the ground operations and airstrikes in Shash Kapi, Larkhabi, and Dand Shahabuddin areas of the province.

The statement further added that a total 36 militants were killed during the operations and at least 12 others sustained injuries.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, some senior leaders of the group, including the shadow district chief of the group for Pul Khumri Mawlavi Qadir, Qari Khalid, Mullah Ibrahim, Qari Zahir, Ghazi Malang, and Mullah Hadifa Jalalabadi are among those killed.

The Afghan forces also confiscated a vehilce, two motorcycles, and some flags of Pakistan during the same operations, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

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

Baghlan has been among the relatively calm provinces in northern parts of the country but the security situation of the province has deteriorated during the recent years.