18 militants kllled in Afghanistan air strike

Kabul, Oct 18 (IANS) At least 18 militants were killed as warplanes targeted Taliban hideouts in southern Helmand province on Sunday, said an army spokesman.

“The warplanes carried out air raids and struck Taliban hideouts in Nad Ali district on Sunday, killing 18 rebels on the spot,” Xinhua news agency quoted Brigadier Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, army spokesman of the province, as saying.

A Taliban vehicle was also destroyed in the air strikes, he added.

Taliban militants who have intensified activities over the past couple of months have yet to comment.

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