Afghan forces kill 81 militants in Balkh province
According to the We For News, an Afghan army statement released on Sunday said a total of 81 militants were confirmed dead as the Afghan forces, backed by helicopters and fighter planes, launched airstrikes in the northern Balkh province.
Citing the Xinhua, the We For News reported the sorties were launched on Saturday in parts of the restive Kaldar and Chamtal districts, leaving 81 insurgents dead and injuring 43 others.
According to the army statement, a large number of arms and ammunition, as well as over two dozen vehicles and motorbikes of the militants, were also destroyed during the air raids.
The Taliban group have claimed capturing nearly 200 districts since early May across Afghanistan.
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