At least thirteen Taliban militants were killed during the separate clashes erupted in three northern provinces in the past 24 hours, the defense authorities said Monday.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said Monday at least seven Taliban militants were killed and four others were wounded during a clash in Khanabad district on Sarak Naw highway in northern Kunduz province.

The source further added that one Taliban militant was killed and two others were wounded during a separate clash erupted in Barqot village in Suzma Qala district of northern Sar Pul province.

According to Shaheen Corps, at least five militants were killed and three others were wounded during another clash that took place in Chahar Bolak district of northern Balkh province.

The Shaheen Corps also added that some weapons, ammunition, and other equipment to Taliban were also destroyed during the same operations.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the group announced its spring offensive but the Afghan forces have also stepped up efforts to counter the militants attacks.