The Afghan air force killed three Taliban militants in the country’s northern province of Kunduz overnight, an army source said on Monday.

“On a confirmed tip-off, the army’s air force carried out an airstrike Sunday night against a Taliban hideout in Hajji Nawab locality on northern outskirts of provincial capital of Kunduz city, killing three militants and injuring four others,” Nastraullah Jamshidi, a press officer of army’s Corps 209 Shaheen based in the region, told Xinhua.

A Taliban militants’ bunker together with a handful of weapons and ammunition were also destroyed following the raid, he added.

In addition, the army personnel also detained two militants of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Khwaja Pista village of the province, 250 km north of Afghan capital of Kabul, he said.

The Kunduz and neighboring Baghlan and Takhar provinces have been the scene of heavy clashes over the past couple of months as Taliban has been trying to challenge the government forces in the once relatively peaceful region.

The Taliban militant group has yet to make comments. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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