50 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Aug 23 (IANS) Fifty Taliban militants were killed in the central Afghanistan Ghor province in air strikes by government forces, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

“A total of 50 rebels, including Mullah Ahmad Shah Ghori, the shadow governor of Taliban group for the western Ghor province, were killed after government forces conducted series of air strikes in Pashtunkot district of the neighbouring Faryab province on Monday,” Xinhua news agency cited the ministry as saying in a statement.

A huge quantity of arms and ammunitions of the militants was also destroyed in the air raids, the statement said.

Taliban militants, who are active in parts of Faryab and the neighbouring Ghor province, were yet to make any comment.



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