11 Taliban insurgents killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan

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Some 11 Taliban insurgents had been killed in two separate airstrikes in Afghanistan, reports BSS.

“On Saturday, Afghan army air force conducted an air raid attack against the militants’ position in Pasaband district, western Ghor province, killing five Taliban militants and destroying five motorcycles along with several rounds of weapons,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

In a similar attack, six Taliban fighters were killed in Dara-e-Noorlam area of Alingar district of eastern Laghman province on the same day, according to a statement of army’s Selaab 201 Corps. The Taliban has yet to make comments.

The Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants since early April after Taliban started their so-called annual spring offensive and stepped up attacks across the country. The Taliban responded by bombing and armed attacks.

Earlier on Sunday, one intelligence agency officer was injured in a roadside bombing in Kunduz city, the capital of northern Kunduz province, the provincial police department confirmed.


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