The Afghan forces repulsed a major Taliban attack in northern Balkh province late on Sunday ngith, the Afghan military in the North said.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the Taliban militants launched a major offensive on Baramzid Village in Balkh district on Sunday night.

The statement further added that the security forces responded to the attack with the support of the air power, killing at least 9 Taliban militants.

The security forces also wounded 4 militants during the clash which continued for almost two hours, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the clash so far.

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