KABUL - At least fifteen militants hailing from Tajikistan were killed were killed in a series of airstrikes conducted in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan , Khaama Press has reported.
According to the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military, the Afghan Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes against the militants hideouts in Jurm district using the A-29 planes.
A statement by the Shaheen Corps said at least fifteen militants were killed and eleven others were wounded in the airstrikes.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.
Badakhshan is among the remote provinces located in the northeastern parts of the country where the anti-government armed militants are actively operating in some of its districts.
Both the Taliban insurgents and foreign militants hailing mainly from the Central Asian states are conducting insurgency in the ranks of the foreign terror groups in this province.
The Afghan national defense and security forces continue to their operations against the militant groups which are attempting to expand their foothold in the key northern and northeastern provinces.