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22 militants killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan

17 Feb 2019, 01:07 ( 3 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Police officers stand at the site of an Taliban attack in Bodana Qala village, Sholgara district of Balkh province, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2019. File Photo Xinhua.

Up to 22 militants were confirmed dead as fighting aircrafts targeted Taliban gathering outside provincial capital Tirin Kot city Friday night, a security official Zainullah said on Saturday.

   A Taliban eminent commander named Mutmain is among those killed in the raids and 16 more insurgents sustained injuries, the official said.

   The sorties conducted on tip off when a group of Taliban fighters under Mawlawi Hamdullah to assembled to discuss new plan and organize militants' attacks on security forces, Zainullah furhter said.

   Taliban militants are yet to make comment on the report.