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Airstrike kills 10 militants including Taliban commander in N Afghanistan
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Airstrike kills 10 militants including Taliban commander in N Afghanistan

Maimana, Jan 22: A total of 10 militants including a commander Qari Zahir were killed as military aircraft targeted a Taliban hideout in Khawja Sabzposh district of northern Afghanistan's Faryab province on Tuesday, provincial police spokesman Abdul Karim Yurash said.

"Acting upon intelligence report, the government forces fighting aircraft pounded Taliban hideout in Sarai Qala area of Khawja Sabzposh district at 02:00 p.m. local time today killing 10 insurgents including notorious commander Qari Zahir on the spot and injuring three others," Yurash told Xinhua.

Taliban militants haven't commented on the report. Both government forces and Taliban militants have intensified operations against each other. Taliban militants had in an attack on a security forces base in eastern Wardak provincial capital Maidan Shar on Monday killed scores of security forces and injured scores others.

However, government forces have dismantled Taliban control of commander center in western Herat province on Monday, officials said Tuesday. (UNI)