KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Up to 18 militants have been killed in government forces' operations in the northern Kunduz province over the past 24 hours, an army spokesman said Saturday.
The government forces' aircraft targeted Taliban hideouts in Dasht-e-Archi district of the province over the past 24 hours, the army spokesman in the province, Ghulam Hazrat Karimi, said.
According to the official, the air attacks which began Friday has been continuing; five more militants sustained injuries.
He also noted that the military operations from the ground and air would continue to target anti-government militants in Kunduz and the neighboring Takhar and Baghlan provinces until lasting peace returns to the area.
Taliban militants haven't commented on the situation yet.