Taliban leader killed in Kunduz airstrike

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Kabul : Eight militants including a key Taliban leader was killed in an airstrike in the restive Kunduz province in north of Afghanistan.

“During an air strike, eight armed Taliban were killed including Qari Ali a key member of armed Taliban,” Khaama Press quoted the Ministry of Interior (MoI) as saying.

According the statement, the airstrike took place in Taraki village, Dasht Archi District of northern Kunduz province, yesterday evening.

“This group was involved in many terrorist and destructive activities in this district and other areas of Kunduz province,” the statement added.

The MoI further said that after eliminating the group, the security situation in the area is expected to improve.”

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are operating actively. (ANI)