Airstrikes kill 143 insurgence, including nine commanders in N. Afghanistan
p class=”blog-post-title”>Afghan Army said on Tuesday that 143 insurgence, including nine commanders, have been killed and 17 others wounded during airstrikes in the northern Faryab province.
The airstrikes killed about 143 insurgents and injuring 17 others, the statement said.
Kohistanat district was captured by Taliban militants on Sunday and since then the government forces have been fighting to regain control.
“Some of Taliban’s commanders, including Abdul Rahim, Yosuf, Zabehullah, Salam and Sayed Ismail, are among those killed in the air raids,’’ the army said without providing information on possible casualties of security forces.
Militants loyal to the Taliban outfit have not commented.
The Taliban militants have intensified activities since April and have captured at least three districts over the past week.
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