A series of airstrikes in three northern provinces killed or wounded more than 160 Taliban militants, the Afghan military in the North said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the security forces carried out the airstrikes in Sar-e Pul, Jawzjan and Faryab provinces on Tuesday night.

The statement further added the airstrikes killed at least 113 Taliban militants including many of their local commanders and wounded at least 50 others.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the airstrikes also destroyed 50 motorcycles, weapons and other military kits in possession of the militants.

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

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