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Afghan air strikes kill 50 Taliban militants

India TV News Desk Kabul 23 Aug 2016, 22:21:14 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Air strikes by Afghan government forces killed at least 50 Taliban militants in the central Afghanistan Ghor province, the Interior Ministry said today.

"A total of 50 rebels, including Mullah Ahmad Shah Ghori, the shadow governor of Taliban group for the western Ghor province, were killed after government forces conducted series of air strikes in Pashtunkot district of the neighbouring Faryab province on Monday," Xinhua news agency cited the ministry as saying in a statement.

A huge quantity of arms and ammunitions of the militants was also destroyed in the air raids, the statement said.

Taliban militants, who are active in parts of Faryab and the neighbouring Ghor province, were yet to make any comment.


(With IANS inputs)