The security forces conducted air and ground operations in northern Balkh province which killed or wounded at least 18 Taliban militants.
The 209th Shaheen Corp said in a statement that the security forces conducted the operations against Ezaullah Sabawoon, Taliban’s shadow district chief for Chahar Bolak district of Balkh.
The statement further added that the security forces killed at least 10 Taliban militants during the operations and wounded 8 others.
Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces have likely killed Ezatullah Sabawoon during the operations.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.