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Afghanistan: 21 Taliban militants killed in airstrikes

At least 21 Taliban militants, including one commander, were killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan, local media reported on Saturday.

According to Khaama Press news agency, six militants were killed in an over night airstrike carried out by the Afghan army in Ghazni province on Friday, while 15 terrorists were killed in airstrike conducted by security forces in the Sholgrah district of Balkh on Sunday.

“A NATO-led Resolute Support aircraft conducted the strike on a Taliban hideout in Hadda village of Dih Yak district, and the strike resulted in the killing of six Taliban militants,” the government said in a statement.

Taliban fighters still have a relatively huge presence in the crisis-hit country, where they often attack police, special forces and civilians. War torn Afghanistan, which has been in turmoil for decades, is split by heavy fighting between government troops and Taliban militants.