Airstrikes kill Taliban militants

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Airstrikes on Taliban hideouts in Nimroz and Farah provinces of Afghanistan killed 5 Taliban militants, MOD said in a statement. An airstrike conducted by Afghan airforce on a Taliban hideout in Khasrodistrict of Nimroz province on Wednesday night killed at least 3 Taliban militants, a MOD statement said. The statement further added that in another separate airstrike conducted in Poshtro district of Farah province, 2 Taliban militants were killed and a weapon cache has been destroyed.

Afghan commandos have also conducted a military operation in Qala-e-Kah district of Farah, as a result of which a Taliban militant has been detained, MOD said in a statement.

This comes as Mullah HaibatullahAkhund, the Chief of Taliban has recently agreed to a brief ‘ceasefire’ to resume peace talks with the US delegation which is expected to reach a deal signing stage soon.(Khaama Press)