At least 36 Taliban militants were killed after an airstrike hit Afghanistan’s Takhar province, according to local source on Wednesday.
Taliban leader Mullah Idress along with six of his fellow terrorists were killed in an airstrike in Herat, Tolo News quoted chief Gen. Aminullah Amarkhil as saying.
Three hijacked military vehicles were also destroyed in the strike, the official added, without mentioning whether the strike was conducted by Afghan Air Force or NATO-led coalition forces.
The Taliban has not made any comments yet.
Early in the day, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack in the US, a powerful explosion occurred near the US embassy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. No casualties have been reported so far in that incident.
This comes after US President Donald Trump had called off the peace negotiations with the Taliban and cancelled a “secret meeting” with the group’s representatives at Camp David in the wake of the Kabul terror attack, which claimed 12 lives, including an American soldier.
In response to Trump’s tweets, Taliban termed his decision to call off peace talks with the group as “unbelievable”, asserting that his “disappointing” tweets “damaged his credibility”, according to reports.
On Monday, at least 30 Taliban terrorists were killed during a military operation by Afghan forces in Baghlan province.