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Five Taliban militants killed, three wounded in Faryab airstrikes

04 Jan 2018


Kabul, Jan 4: At least eight Taliban insurgents were killed or wounded during the airstrikes in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

Local Khaama Press quoted the  Afghan army as saying hat  the latest airstrikes were carried out on Taliban hideouts in Pashtun Kot district.

According to the Shaheen Corps, at least five Taliban insurgents were killed and three others were wounded during the raids.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.

The Shaheen Corps said last week that Afghan Air Force (AAF) has intensified airstrikes in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan in response to the growing threats of the terror groups who are attempting to expand insurgency in northern parts of the country.

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern parts of the country where the anti-government armed militants are actively operating in a number of its districts.

Several militants including key members and commanders of the anti-government armed militants were killed in similar operations in this province earlier last month.

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