KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, June 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 12 militants were killed after the security forces aircraft pounded Taliban hideouts in Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province Tuesday, an army spokesman in the province, Abdul Khalil Khalili, said.
According to the official, the aircraft conducted sorties against Taliban hideouts in Kygyz village of the beleaguered Imam Sahib district early Tuesday morning, killing 12 insurgents on the spot and injuring six others.
Fierce fighting has been continuing for almost 10 days between Taliban and government forces for the control of Imam Sahib district, Kunduz province.
Government forces recaptured Imam Sahib district on Saturday and since then cleanup operations have been continuing to ensure lasting peace in the restive district.
Taliban militants are yet to make comments.