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27 militants killed in Afghan air strike

IANS  |  Kabul 

At least 27 militants were killed in air strikes in Kunduz and Nangarhar province of Afghanistan over the past two days, official sources said on Monday.

At least 16 militants were killed in a series of air strikes conducted against Taliban hideouts in northern Kunduz province on Monday, Xinhua quoted a security official as saying.

Air strikes were conducted against Islamic State loyalist in Achin district of the eastern Nangarhar province which left 11 people killed on Sunday, the official said.

The security forces backed by NATO-led Resolute Support troops also captured 10 Taliban fighters including group commander Mullah Dad Gul in Kunduz on Monday, the official added.

Taliban militants who have been fighting the government forces are yet to make comment.

Dasht-e-Archi and the neighbouring Chardara and Imam Sahib districts have been regarded as Taliban hotbed in the northern Kunduz province.

First Published: Mon, April 11 2016. 15:22 IST