The security forces killed 8 Taliban militants including a commander of the group during the operations in northern Balkh and Jawzjan provinces.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces conducted an operation with the support of the Air Forces in Asiab Khan area of Chamtal district in Balkh.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 7 Taliban militants during the operation and wounded 9 others.

Furthermore, the security forces clashed with Taliban militants in Mangjik disrtict of Jawzjan killing a Taliban commander Qari Kefayat.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces wounded 2 other militants during the same clash.

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