KABUL: As many as five Taliban fighters were killed in airstrike conducted by Afghan Air Force (AAF) on Friday in Sar-e-Pul province.
As per the local media reports, the Army officials said that A.29 fighters planes of AAF conducted airstrikes and targeted the Taliban hideouts in Mirza Olang area of Sayad district.
Army official claimed that the local leader of Taliban identified as Mullah Syed Ahmad also killed in the airstrike.
The Taliban group has not commented on the matter so far.
Sar-e-Pul is among the relatively under control of Taliban gunmen and the Taliban insurgents took control of the strategic Mirza Olang a couple of months ago.