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Afghanistan: 47 Taliban militants killed, 41 injured in two air strikes

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Published Jun 19, 2016, 9:34 pm IST
Updated Jun 19, 2016, 9:34 pm IST
The operation was conducted in the wake of deadly attacks by Taliban on Afghan armed forces in which at least 10 soldiers died.
In a separate incident, at least 23 ISIS loyalists were killed in an air strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. (Photo: file)
 In a separate incident, at least 23 ISIS loyalists were killed in an air strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. (Photo: file)

Kabul: At least 47 Taliban militants were killed while 41 others wounded during an operation in the restive Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the operation was conducted in Charchino district by the Special Forces of the Afghan National Army to suppress the insurgency activities of the Taliban militants, reports Khaama Press.

 

However, no details were disclosed regarding the possible casualties of the Afghan armed forces.

The operation was conducted in the wake of deadly attacks by Taliban on the Afghan armed forces in Dehrawood district in which at least 10 soldiers died and 12 others went missing following the attack on a check post. In a separate incident, at least 23 ISIS loyalists were killed in an air strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The security officials said on Sunday the militants were killed in an air strike conducted in Achin district which is home to scores of ISIS loyalists, adding that another ISIS militant was wounded during the air strike. However, it is yet not clear if the raid was conducted by the Afghan Air Force or the US forces in Afghanistan.

 

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