Over 40 militants killed in Afghan forces’ airstrikes


Over 40 militants have been killed as fighting aircraft targeted Taliban hideouts elsewhere in the conflict-battered Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.

Army spokesman in the Northern region, Mohammad Rezai, said in the latest crackdown, the ground forces backed by fighting aircraft pounded Taliban hideouts in Uruzgan Khas district of the Uruzgan province.

“The army have killed 12 militants on the spot and destroyed three hideouts.

“Similarly, the air raids against militants in Kunjak area of Imam Sahib District in the northern Kunduz province on Monday left 10 Taliban fighters dead and injured eight others.

“Moreover, five militants have been killed in the eastern Ghazni and eight others killed in the neighbouring Paktika province since Monday,’’ an army statement asserted.

An army spokesman in the Western region, Capt. Sayed Agha Zia said that over 10 militants have been killed.

Zia added that almost 24 others sustained injuries as fighting aircraft pounded Taliban positions in Bala Blok district of the western Farah province over the past 24 hours.

According to the official, airstrikes as effective weapon will continue to target militants’ hideouts elsewhere in the country. (Xinhua/NAN)




– Apr. 8, 2019 @ 06:11 GMT |


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