A series of airstrikes killed or wounded at least 36 Taliban militants in two districts of Balkh province, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement an airstrike targeted a gathering of Taliban militants in Chahal Bolak district of Balkh at around 7:30 am today.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed 5 Taliban militants and wounded another one.

In a separate statement, the 209th Shaheen Corps said an airstrike in Balkh district at around 1:30 pm local time which killed at least 17 Taliban militants.

The statement also added that the airstrike wounded another 13 Taliban militants who had gathered in Palas Posh area.

This comes as the unconfirmed reports suggest that the airstrike in Balkh district also killed a number of civilians.

However, the 209th Shaheen Corps rejected the claims and said only militants were killed in the raid who were busy destroying a road.

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