The Afghan security forces killed at least 12 and injured eight more militants of the Taliban terrorist group, outlawed in many countries, including Russia, in clashes in the northern country’s Jowzjan province, local media reported Sunday.

According to the TOLOnews broadcaster, the clashes started in Jowazan’s Aqcha province on Saturday.

The news outlet added citing a spokesman for the provincial governor that one Afghan serviceman was killed and two more were injured in the operation.

Afghanistan has been experiencing significant political, social and security-related instability for decades, as terrorist organizations, such as Taliban, continue to stage attacks against civilian and military targets.

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