MOD: 19 Taliban insurgents were killed in Balkh


Security officials in the north of the country say 11 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 10 others wounded in Balkh province.

“A group of Taliban insurgents gathered in the village of (Plapos) in Balkh district of Balkh province to protest the attack on the positions of the defense and security forces, the construction of a mine and the digging of a road by a squatter,” the 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement. “The ANA air force was identified and targeted.”

The statement added: “The country’s air force has stabilized and targeted the Taliban in the context of the ‘active defense mode’, killing 11 Taliban and wounding 10 others.”

It is also said that two civilians were injured in the incident.