KABUL: At least 20 Taliban militants were killed during a series of airstrikes in Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Tuesday.
According to Afghan Special Forces, airstrikes were carried out on Taliban positions in Maakin and Bagh villages of Daman district.
“Based on credible intelligence, the sorties were launched against Taliban positions in Maakin and Bagh villages of Daman district on Monday. The strikes resulted in 20 killed and destroyed a militants’ vehicle and a motorcycle,” Afghan National Army Special Operations Corps (ANASOC) has been quoted as saying by Xinhuanet website.
A day earlier in Afghanistan, eight soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed truck near military convoy in Sayed Abad district of Wardak province.
Afghanistan’s defense ministry said, the Taliban had claimed responsibility for the blast.