US airstrikes: 35 Taliban insurgents killed in Balkh

Monitoring Desk

BALKH: At least 35 Taliban insurgents were killed and 40 others were injured in US strikes conducted in Balkh province of Afghanistan.

Mohammad Hanif Rezaye, spokesman of Afghan National Army (ANA) in Balkh told media persons that the US airstrikes were carried out on Saturday which was lasted 40 minutes.

He added that US planes targeted Arzankar village in Chahar Bolak district and later the Afghan National Army (ANA) Commandos launched operations and cleared the village of Taliban militants.

Balkh governor Mohammad Ishaq Rahgozar and former governor Atta Mohammad Noor also participated in the operation.