Over 40 Taliban killed in airstrikes by govt forces in Afghanistan

Over 40 Taliban killed in airstrikes by govt forces in Afghanistan
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KABUL: In Afghanistan, over 40 Taliban militants were killed in latest airstrikes conducted by Afghan Air Force within the past 24 hours.

According to the government spokesperson, in the eastern province of Ghazni, 16 Taliban militants were killed and five others wounded in two separate airstrikes.

In the neighboring province of Logar, two Taliban militants lost their lives and one militants' vehicle was destroyed following a sortie in Kharwar district in the province.

About 15 Taliban militants were killed and five others wounded following an air raid on  capital of northern Kunduz province.

In Uruzgan province, seven Taliban militants were killed and a Taliban command and control center was destroyed by an airstrike on outskirts of provincial capital Tirin Kot city.

The Afghan forces and NATO-led coalition troops have increased ground and air offensives against militants in the past few months as spring and summer known as the fighting season is drawing near in the country.

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