According to the statement, the Afghan Special Forces conducted a clearance operation in the Balkh district of northern Balkh province, Sunday night.
At least 35 militants were killed and 5 others wounded in the raids, the statement said, adding that a drug cache of the Taliban was also seized by Afghan forces.
In a separate incident, Afghan forces carried out an airstrike in Mimlek village in the Faizabad district of Jawzjan province.
The statement added that eight insurgents including a Taliban’s commander, Quraishi, were killed and three more injured in the strike.
The Taliban has not made a comment on the matters.