19 militants killed in Afghanistan’s airstrikes...

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19 militants killed in Afghanistan’s airstrikes

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:07 PM, 14 February 2021  

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At least 19 Taliban militants were killed and seven others wounded in the airstrikes in two eastern Afghan provinces, reports Xinhua citing local sources on Sunday.

On Sunday, a total of 11 militants were killed and three others wounded after Afghan Air Force pounded militants’ hideouts in the Hisarak and Sherzad districts in the Nangarhar province, the local government said in a statement.

In addition, an airstrike killed eight Taliban militants and wounded four others who were planting landmines and roadside bombs in Logar province on Saturday night, the Afghan army’s 203rd Tandar corps said in a statement.

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

Taliban militants have not commented on the reports so far.