FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, April 7 (Xinhua) -- At least eight militants have been killed and two Taliban hideouts destroyed by Afghan army in northern province of Badakhshan, an army source said Saturday.
"On Friday afternoon Afghan National Army (ANA) Air Force A-29 military planes struck two Taliban hideouts in Farghamerawi locality of Wardoj district. The initial information found eight militants lost their lives after the sorties," Hanif Rezai, spokesman of army Corps 209 Shaheen based in the region, told Xinhua.
A hijacked armored military carrier, a heavy gun and three bunkers along with amount of weapons and ammunition were also destroyed, he said.
No civilian was injured during the operation, the army source noted.
Violence has escalated in the northern region over the past few years as Afghan security forces push against the militants in the south and the east.
The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of about 17 years, has yet to make comments.