The security forces conducted a series of airstrikes in northern Balkh province killing or wounding more than 70 Taliban militants.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the security forces conducted the airstrikes in various parts of Zari district.

The statement further added that the security forces used A-29 and MD-530F fighter planes to pound the Taliban positions.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the airstrikes killed 66 Taliban militants including many of their commanders and wounded 6 others.

The airstrikes also destroyed a weapons and munitions depot, a Dshk heavy machine gun and more than 15 motorcycles.

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