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The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties during the operations in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said at least 7 Taliban militants were killed and 4 others were wounded during the operations in Khamaab district and on the highway between Jawzjan and Sar-e Pul provinces.

The statement further added that the security forces also destroyed 2 motorcycles of the militants during the militants along with some weapons and munitions.

The security forces also destroyed an armored vehicle of the militants during an airstrike in the same areas, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

In another statement, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces killed 5 militants and destroyed some weapons by repelling a Taliban attack in Qarqeen district of Jawzjan.

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

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