At least 50 Taliban fighters killed in deadly airstrikes
HEART: Ministry of Defense (MoD) has claimed that at least 50 Taliban fighters were killed and more than 42 others were injured in the airstrikes carried in Shindand district of Herat in the past 24 hours.
MoD issued a statement on Thursday that deadly airstrikes targeted the Taliban hideouts and leaving scores of militants dead or wounded in the past 24 hours and adding that at least 50 militants were killed and 42 others were injured in the airstrikes.
Mod claimed that local leader of the Taliban group identified as Rasool was also killed and five vehicles of militants were also destroyed in the airstrikes. Forces also arrested one Taliban fighter.
Similarly, operations against gunmen were conducted in Shajoi district of Zabul and Tagab district of Kapisa province in which four militants were killed and three others were injured.
The Taliban militants also suffered heavy casualties in the operations in Bala Bolok district to Farah where 40 militants were killed and around 38 others were wounded, MoD said, adding that 5 militants were killed in another operation in Maiwan district of Kandahar.