The Afghan forces repelled a coordinated attack by Taliban militants on Alam Khel Base in Balkh province inflicting heavy casualties on assailants.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants attacked the base in the early hours of Friday morning.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces effectively responded to the attack using the reserve forces and air power.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces killed 16 Taliban militants and wounded 10 others during the clash.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces did not suffer casualties during the clash.

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