25 July 2017

News Story: 23 militants killed in airstrike in southern Afghan province

Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano ground-attack aircraft
KABUL, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Up to 23 militants were killed and 37 others injured after Afghan air force struck their position in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.

"Acting on a confirmed tip-off, the Afghan air force conducted an airstrike on outskirts of Gereshk district late Sunday night. As a result 23 armed militants had been killed and 37 others injured," the ministry said in a statement.

The strike also destroyed a Taliban hideout, and demolished several vehicles and motorbikes, which have been used by the militants during attacks and fighting, the statement added.

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