The security forces killed 22 Taliban militants and wounded 7 others including two key commanders of the group in northern Sar-e Pul province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said a clash broke out between security forces and Taliban militants in Sayad district amid ongoing Shaheen-216 operations.

The statement further added that the security forces also conducted airstrikes during the clash which killed 22 Taliban militants and wounded 7 others, including Qari Gulbuddin and Ahmad Mala, the two key commanders of the group.

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

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