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12 militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

Twelve militants were killed when government aircraft pounded Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan's Kunduz province on Tuesday, the army said.

Published: 13th June 2017 07:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2017 07:19 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

Kabul: Twelve militants were killed when government aircraft pounded Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan's Kunduz province on Tuesday, the army said.

The aircraft conducted sorties against Taliban hideouts in Kygyz village of the beleaguered Imam Sahib district early on Tuesday morning, Army spokesman Abdul Khalil Khalili said.

Six militants were injured in the air raid, Xinhua news agency reported.

Government forces recaptured Imam Sahib district on Saturday and since then cleanup operations were continuing to ensure lasting peace in the restive district.

Taliban militants were yet to make comments.

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