NATO coalition airstrike kills 10 militants in Afghanistan

Up to 10 Taliban militants have been killed following a NATO-led coalition forces’ airstrike in Afghan western province of Farah, local police said Sunday.

The strike targeted a militants’ hideout in Bala Buluk district’s Ab-e- Khurma village on Saturday, leaving 10 Taliban militants including their customhouse official named Mullah Nayazi dead, provincial police spokesman Mohebullah Muheb told Xinhua.

According to him, three vehicles and a quantity of arms and ammunition have also been destroyed in the sortie.

No government troops or civilians have been hurt during the air-operation, he said.

The Taliban militant group hasn’t make a comment on the report yet.

Afghan security forces, backed by the U.S.-led NATO coalition troops, have recently increased ground and air offensives against insurgents, as the militants are attempting to take territory and consolidate their positions ahead of winter in the Central Asian country.

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