22 militants killed in Afghanistan

22 militants killed in Afghanistan
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Kabul: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said that at least 22 militants have been killed in a series of airstrikes carried out in southern Helmand and Uruzgan provinces of the country.

Khaama Press quoted MoD as saying in a statement that airstrikes were conducted in the past 24 hours, in which 16 other militants were also injured and three vehicles, two motorcycles, and some weapons were destroyed.

Airstrikes were targetted at the militant hideouts.

No insurgent group has commented on the airstrikes so far.

Yesterday, at least four militants, belonging to Taliban insurgent group, were killed in an operation conducted by the Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province.

Earlier on Saturday, the MoD had said at least 28 insurgents were killed during the military operations in the past 24 hours. (ANI)