22 Taliban militants killed in W Afghan airstrikes
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22 Taliban militants killed in W Afghan airstrikes

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Firoz Koh, Apr 8: At least 22 Taliban militants were killed during airstrikes conducted by Afghan Air Force in two western provinces on Tuesday, the military said. "A group of Taliban insurgents attacked an Afghan National Army (ANA) logistic convoy in Dahan-e-Murgha and Hisarak localities of Shahrak district, Ghor province.

The ANA in its state of Active Defence prevented the attack by launching of airstrikes that killed 18 militants," Army's Corps 207 Zafar said in a statement on Wednesday. In neighboring Farah province, four Taliban militants were killed and one was wounded after airstrikes targeted militants in Pul-e-Rigi locality of Pusht Rod district, according to the statement. The targeted militants also attacked an army logistic convoy before being attacked by the strikes in restive Pusht rod district, according to the statement.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Afghanistan in mid-February, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has frequently called on the Taliban to agree on a ceasefire to facilitate peace talks and most importantly the fight against the COVID-19, but clashes continued in the conflict-ravaged nation.(UNI)

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