More than 50 Taliban have been killed or wounded during the clashes with the Afghan security forces in northern Kunduz province, the Afghan military said Sunday.

According to a statement released by 217th Pamir Corps of the Afghan Military in the Northeast on Monday, at least 40 Taliban militants have been killed and 12 others including their commanders have been wounded during the clashes in the past 24 hours in Kunduz province.

The Commander of 217th Pamir Corps Gen. Nabiullah Mirzayi said the Taliban offensive in Kunduz were repulsed with the deployment of additional forces and air support.

The statement by 217th Pamir Corps also added that the Afghan Air Force carried out airstrikes in the outskirts of Kunduz city using A-29 light attack aircraft, leaving at least 12 militants dead and two others wounded including a senior leader of the group identified as Mawlvi Nasir.

Teh anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented in this regard so far.

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