The Afghan Ministry of Defense announced that 150 Taliban members were killed and 19 others were wounded in an attack by ground and air forces in the Dehdadi district of Balkh province last night. According to this institution, the Imam Bakri checkpoint and Dehdadi district have been cleared. The ministry said large quantities of Taliban ammunition and weapons were also destroyed in the Dehdadi district.
The Taliban also captured 19 bases, checkpoints, and large areas from government forces in Dehdadi district and around Mazar city, including the Kud Bargh crossroads. In addition, they had killed or wounded 30 government soldiers. The conflict in northern Afghanistan has intensified in recent days.
With the intensity of the clashes in recent days, it was reported that the commander of the 209th Shaheen Corps was not present at his headquarters. The 209th Shaheen Corps announced today that General Zabihullah Mohmand was introduced last night as the new commander of the corps. The Taliban attacked Imam Bukri checkpoint and Dehdadi district in Mazar-e-Sharif yesterday (9/8/2021). The 209th Shaheen Corps Command is also located in the Dehdadi district.
Clashes between Taliban insurgents and army forces in the Mazar-e-Barr area continued for hours yesterday. Finally, the hand of the Taliban fell.
This morning, an explosion was heard from the 209th Shaheen Corps, and a fire was reported at the scene. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack by firing mortars into the ammunition depot.
Nazarkhoda Pamiri, the deputy spokesman for the Shaheen Corps, told the BBC that a fire broke out this morning in a munitions depot where bullets and unusable ammunition were stored, and the explosion was caused the fire, which reached the fire department. The fire is contained. Throwing mortars at the 209th Shaheen Corps is not unprecedented; the Taliban have fired mortars at it several times before.