29 militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

Kabul, May 16 (IANS) At least 29 militants were killed in two airstrikes in Afghanistan on Monday, authorities said.

An unmanned plane of the coalition forces struck a Taliban hideout in Mullah Quli locality of Dasht-i-Archi district in Kunduz province and killed 16 militants on Monday, district governor Nasruddin Nazari told Xinhua.

In neighbouring Baghlan province, 13 militants were killed following an airstrike in Surkhkotal area, the Afghan army said.

A heavy machine gun was also destroyed in the attack which occurred on Monday afternoon.



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