Afghanistan, April 15 -- The Afghan Military in the North has announced that 179 Taliban militants including 15 commanders of the group hailing from Afghanistan as well as abroad have been killed in Northern and Northeastern provinces of the country since the group announced the launch of its spring offensive "Al-Fath".

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the militants were killed during the clashes in Badakhshan, Kunduz, Baghlan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, and Faryab provinces.

The statement further added that 77 militants including their 6 commanders were also wounded during the same clashes.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, Taliban militants intensified their attacks in northern parts of the country after announcing their spring off...