Afghan airstrikes kill 8 militants in southern Helmand province

2021-02-23 08:05:16 GMT2021-02-23 16:05:16(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- A total of eight militants have been confirmed dead as fighting planes struck a Taliban hideout in Nahr-e-Saraj district of the southern Helmand province on Monday, said an army statement released here on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip off, the fighting planes targeted a hideout of Taliban militants in Nahr-e-Saraj district late Monday, killing eight insurgents on the spot, the statement said.

Without providing more details, the statement added that the security forces with the support of air force would continue to target the armed insurgents elsewhere in the country.

Taliban militants who are active in parts of the province have yet to make comments. Enditem

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