03 May 2017

News Story: Airstrikes kill 20 militants in N. Afghanistan

Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, May 2 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 militants have been confirmed dead as the military aircraft pounded Taliban hideouts in Zebak district of northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province Monday night, a senior police official in the northern region said Tuesday.

"Acting upon intelligence reports, the aircraft of security forces targeted the hideouts of the armed Taliban insurgents in Zebak district late last night killing at least 20 enemies on the spot," General Shir Aziz Kamawal told Xinhua.

Six vehicles and two motorbikes of the militants were also destroyed in the attacks, the official said.

The deadly air raids conducted after the capture of the Zebak district by Taliban militants couple of days ago.

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