16 militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, July 18 (IANS) At least 16 Taliban militants were killed and six others injured in separate air strikes in Sangin and Marja districts of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, an official said on Monday.

Ten Taliban militants were killed on Sunday in Sangin district and six others injured as the aircraft pounded their hideouts, Xinhua news agency reported.

Six more militants were killed after the aircraft targeted their positions in Marja district.



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