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Over 60 militants killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Over 60 Taliban insurgents have been killed in a series of airstrikes at Arghistan district in Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed that at least 50 militants were killed and 12 others seriously wounded in the raids. Twelve militants were killed and two others wounded in a separate airstrike in Aband district of southeastern Ghazni province, the ministry said.

So far, the anti-state armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report.

Both Badakhshan and Ghazni provinces are among the relatively volatile provinces where the armed militant groups are actively operating in a number of its remote districts.

The Afghan forces have stepped up their efforts in curbing the militant groups after the Taliban announced its spring offensive earlier in April.

Since then the Taliban militants have staged numerous coordinated and suicide attacks across the country.


First published: 3 July 2016, 3:11 IST