33 Taliban killed in Afghan Air Force strikes: Gov’t

KABUL: Thirty-three Taliban were killed and 17 others wounded in Afghan Air Force (AAF) airstrikes in two provinces on Friday, the country’s Defense Ministry confirmed on Saturday.


In northern Jawzjan province, 19 Taliban were killed and 15 wounded after warplanes targeted the hideouts in Murghab and Hassan Tabbin villages on the outskirts of provincial capital Shiberghan, the ministry said in a statement.
Fourteen Taliban, including two non-Afghan, lost their lives and two others wounded when the air force struck their position on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, capital of southern Helmand province, Xinhua quoting the statement.
Three vehicles, six motorcycles, two bunkers and a big amount of their weapons and ammunition were also destroyed, the statement read.
While the U.S. and NATO troops have been leaving the Asian country, violence in the country is on the rise. To contain the situation, Afghan government security forces continue to press the Taliban.

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