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12 militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

IANS | Kabul |

Twelve militants were killed when government aircraft pounded Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan's Kunduz province on Tuesday, the army said.

The aircraft conducted sorties against Taliban hideouts in Kygyz village of the beleaguered Imam Sahib district early on Tuesday morning, Army spokesman Abdul Khalil Khalili said. 

Six militants were injured in the air raid, Xinhua news agency reported.

Government forces recaptured Imam Sahib district on Saturday and since then cleanup operations were continuing to ensure lasting peace in the restive district.

Taliban militants were yet to make comments.