At least sixteen militants were killed or wounded in an explosion in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said Saturday.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North, the anti-government armed militants launched a coordinated attack on Qosh Tapa district late on Friday night.

The statement further added that the attack was launched in Jardoq village but the militants faced a quick reaction from the national defense and security forces.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, at least six militants were killed and ten others were wounded during the exchange fire and an explosion which was triggered by own explosives of the militants.

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

Jawzjan was among the relatively calm provinces in North of Afghanistan but the security situation of the province has deteriorated during the recent years.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban militants often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security forces.

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