Airstrikes kill 37 militants in Afghanistan

Kabul: A total of 37 militants were killed as Afghan fighter planes targeted a convoy of Taliban militants in Dasht-e-Lili area of Jawzjan province, a local official said.

“Acting on a tip-off, the fighter planes struck a convoy of Taliban rebels in Dasht-e-Lili area and Murghab village on Saturday, killing 37 insurgents and injuring 14 others,” the official told Xinhua news agency.

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

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

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