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PublishDate: Saturday, December 26, 202010:15

26 militants killed in Helmand airstrikes

At least 22 Taliban militants and four members of Al-Qaeda were killed in airstrikes by the Afghan Air Forces in southern Helmand province, the Afghan army claimed.

Afghan voice agency (AVA)_The 215 Maiwand Corps said in a statement that the #Afghan_forces carried out the air raids on Friday morning.

According to the statement, at least #15_insurgents – including 11 Taliban militants and four members of Al-Qaeda in India subcontinent – were killed in the Momin Khan area in the Nawa district of the province.

“Az a result of targeted airstrikes by the Afghan Air Forces in Momin Khan area in Nawa district of Helmand province, 15 terrorists – including six IED specialists and members of Al-Qaeda in India subcontinent – while planting IED have been killed and three more wounded,” the statement read.

At least 11 militants have been killed in four separate #airstrikes while they were “planning offensives” and three others wounded.

The statement did not provide furthers details in this regard.

The Taliban yet to comment about the airstrikes.

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