Afghan Air Force claims killings 30 Taliban fighters in deadly air strikes

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Afghan Air Force claims killings 30 Taliban fighters in deadly air strikes

KABUL: The Afghan air force conducted multiple strikes on Taliban positions on Saturday that killed more than 30 insurgent fighters, officials said, as President Ashraf Ghani once again called for a ceasefire.

The Taliban claimed the strike had killed nearly two dozen civilians including women and children in the latest mass-casualty incident in Afghanistan that came even as peace talks were under way in Qatar.

“This morning, Taliban fighters attacked (Afghan army) positions in ... Khanabad district in Kunduz province,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Twitter.