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45 militants killed as Afghan aircraft hit Taliban controlled areas in Badakhshan

Taliban militants who are in control of Wardoj and Yamgan districts over the past two years and overrun Karan wa Munjan district recently haven’t commented on the report yet.

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At least 45 militants were killed after a fighter planes hit the Taliban-controlled districts in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province over the past two days, according to officials on Thursday.

“Government forces launched airstrikes against Taliban positions in Wardoj, Yamgan and Karan wa Munjan districts two days ago and so far 45 rebels have been killed and 15 others injured,” provincial Governor’s spokesman Nik Mohammad Nazari was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Taliban-held areas before the coming of winter, its aimed at recapturing, the operation dubbed “Pamir 207” will last until the militants are wiped out from the said areas, officials said.

He said that only two security personnel were wounded in the operation.

Taliban militants who are in control of Wardoj and Yamgan districts over the past two years and overrun Karan wa Munjan district recently haven’t commented on the report yet.

On Tuesday, nine militants were dead as fighting aircrafts targeted Taliban hideouts in Karan wa Munjan district of the northern Badakhshan province.

A number of arms and ammunitions of the militants were also destroyed in the raids, according to the statement of the army.

(With IANS inputs)