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50 Taliban eliminated in Badakhshan airstrikes


50 Taliban eliminated in Badakhshan airstrikes

Jul 03, 2016 - 11:24

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Fifty Taliban fighters, including some notorious commanders, have been killed and a dozen others wounded in airstrikes in the Arghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Sunday.

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) targeted Taliban hideouts in different areas of the troubled district, inflicting the casualties on the insurgents, a brief statement from MoD said.

Brig. Gen. Janat Gul Karokhel, commander of the 20th Pamir Corps second unit, told Pajhwok Afghan News key Taliban figures Maulvi AttiqullahZubair, Basit and Ibrahim were among the dead.

He said the militants had been pushed back from the district centre and the operation would continue until the town was secured.