Spokesman for 209th Shaheen Corps informs about 17 Taliban being killed and 11 others being wounded.
Mohammad Ishaq Rahgozar was introduced as the new Governor of Balkh and Akram Sameh as the new Police Commander.
Major General Sayed Kamal Sadat, Balkh Police Commander, besides congratulating Nowruz to everyone, said in a press conference today that security forces in the province have been taking measures to maintain security of Nowruz since the start of Hoot month and more than 4,000 security forces have been assigned to maintain security of cultural Nowruz festival in Balkh province.
He added besides land troops, air troops also have a role to play in maintaining security of the festival.
It is while, presently, people from different provinces of the country are coming to Mazar-e Sharif city center of Balkh province to celebrate the Red Rose picnic.
Bayanshamal: Mahnaz Mowzon
Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) have executed 83 operations and created 1,828 checkpoints in North in 1396 solar year. During these operations 1,258 armed government opponents have been killed and 751 others have been wounded.