14 Taliban Militants Killed in Afghan Airstrike

14 Taliban Militants Killed in Afghan Airstrike

14 Taliban Militants Killed in Afghan Airstrike 14 Taliban Militants Killed in Afghan Airstrike

New Delhi, November 19, 2019:

As many as 14 Taliban militants, including one of its divisional commanders, have been killed in an airstrike carried out by the Afghan Air Force in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

Reportedly, Afghan Air Force launched the operation late on Monday against a hideout belonging to Taliban militants in Qarluq, an area in the Archi district of Kunduz. The airstrike resulted in the death of 14 militants.

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One of the outfit's key local commanders, Ezatullah, alias Hamza and two of his close subordinates were killed in the incident, reports said.

The slain militants have been involved in a series of anti-government activities leading to the destruction of the district office building, military compound and other public facilities in the turbulent district.

The Afghan security forces have recently beefed up security operations against the Taliban militants who have been attempting to take territory and consolidate their positions in the countryside ahead of winter.

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The militant group has not made a comment on the report so far.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Nov 19, 2019