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28 militants killed in Afghan airstrike

Sunday - July 21, 2019 11:58 am , Category : WORLD
Maimana (Afghanistan), July 21 (IANS) At least 28 Taliban militants were killed following an airstrike in Afghanistan's Faryab province, a military source said on Sunday.
"Based on a confirmed tip-off, an Afghan Air Force A-29 aircraft targeted a Taliban hideout in Bilchiragh district, Faryab province on Saturday evening, leaving 28 armed Taliban killed," spokesman of army Corps 209 Shaheen based in the region, told Xinhua news agency.
The targeted militants were meeting for planning attacks against security forces.
Violence has escalated in the previously peaceful northern region over a past few years as Afghan security forces push against the militants in the south and east regions.
The Taliban militant group has not responded to the report so far.

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