The Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North says the Walid-9 counter-terrorism operations have ended after successful raids against the militants over a period of three days which left several militants dead or wounded.
The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said Monday at least fourteen militants were killed during the operations in Garjak, Shisha Khana, Timorak, and Bist Paikal villages of Chamtal district in Balkh.
A statement by Shaheen Corps stated that the local commanders of the militants identified as Mullah Khairkhwa, Qari Sediqi, and Abdul Rashid Ganjom were among those killed.
The statement further added that the named villages have been cleared from the presence of the militants and some weapons and munitions have also been confiscated.
In the meantime, Shaheen Corps said at least six militants were killed during the airstrikes conducted in northern Sari Pul province of Afghanistan.
According to Shaheen Corps, at least three hideouts of the militants were also destroyed during the airstrikes but no casualties have been inflicted on civilians.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.