25 militants killed in airstrikes near Kabul

Published On: December 31, 2018 12:55 PM NPT By: Agencies

KABUL, Dec 31: At least 25 Taliban militants were killed after the Afghan Air Force launched airstrikes in eastern Wardak province, 35 km west of Kabul, Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday quoting the country's Ministry of Defense.

A total of 25 Taliban militants were killed as a result of air strikes that conducted based on a confirmed tip-off in Sayyed Abad district, Wardak province, on Sunday, according to Xinhua.

Those among the killed were four local Taliban divisional commanders, the statement said, adding that militants' six vehicles and three motorbikes were also destroyed in the raids.

Warring sides in Afghanistan often exaggerate casualties of the opponent side and it is difficult to verify with independent sources.

The Taliban militant group hasn't made a comment on the report yet.


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