Airstrikes kill seven Taliban in Afghanistan

Seven Taliban fighters including a mine maker were confirmed dead as fighting aircraft targeted Taliban hideouts in Andar and Gero districts of the restive Ghazni province on Saturday, provincial government spokesman Aref Nuri said Sunday.

According to the official, the sorties were conducted on tip off on Saturday afternoon in the said districts and besides killing seven insurgents including the Taliban mine maker, over a dozen more insurgents sustained injuries.

Taliban militants who have stepped up activities since launching the armed outfit’s annual spring offensive on April 12, are yet to make comment.


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