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Taliban face heavy casualties in Balkh, Faryab provinces

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The Ministry of Defense in a released statement on Wednesday said that the air force raided Taliban gatherings in Balkh, Chahar Bolak, and Dawlatabad districts of Balkh province on Tuesday

According to the Ministry of Defense, 16 insurgents were killed and 12 others were wounded in the attacks, and some of their weapons and ammunition were also destroyed.

Meanwhile, MoD stated that in a security operation supported by the air force, 34 Taliban insurgents were killed and 14 others are reported wounded.

According to the statement, ANDSF backed by air support targeted Taliban gatherings in Qaisar and Khwaja Sabzposh districts of Faryab province.

In the operation at least 34 Taliban were killed including Taliban commanders, Qari Nabi and Mullah Abdul Rauf known as “Kamyab” and 14 other Taliban affiliates are reportedly wounded during the operation.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

This is despite the recent escalation of fighting in many parts of the country, with reports of insecurity and casualties in every part of the country.

This comes as local officials in Badghis province said that four Afghan national police (ANP) members were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the Abkamari district of the province.

The governor of Badghis, Hisamuddin Shams confirmed the incident to the media and said the incident happened on Tuesday.

According to the provincial governor, the incident took place when a vehicle carrying ANP members collided with a roadside mine placed by the Taliban in which four policemen were killed.

The killed policemen were part of a clearance operation in the district.

During the clashes five Taliban fighters are said to have been killed and seven others were wounded.

Taliban have not released any statement in regards to the reported incidents.

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