Airstrikes kill 37 militants in northern Afghanistan's Jawzjan province

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-31 21:12:59|Editor: huaxia
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SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan, July 31 (Xinhua) -- A total of 37 militants were killed as fighting planes targeted a convoy of Taliban militants in Dasht-e-Lili area of northern Afghanistan's Jawzjan province on Saturday, a local official said.

"Acting on tip-off, the fighting planes struck a convoy of Taliban rebels in Dasht-e-Lili area and Murghab village today, killing 37 insurgents and injuring 14 others," Rezai confirmed in talks with Xinhua.

A number of arms and ammunition as well as 13 motorbikes and some vehicles of the armed group were also destroyed in the sorties, the official said.

Without providing more details, the official added that the fighting planes would continue to target the insurgents elsewhere in the country.

Taliban militants have yet to make comments. Enditem

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