13 militants killed in northern Afghan airstrikePublished By: 24newsmedia
An Afghan forces' atmosphere- battle killed at least 13 Taliban militants in the northern province of Faryab, an army source said Tuesday.
The airstrike was carried out regarding Monday evening in Shirin Tagab district of the province, desertion 13 insurgents dead, Nasratullah Jamshidi, spokesman of the army 209 Shaheen Corps based in the region, told Xinhua.
"Four Taliban hideouts and three motorcycles, used for attacks, have as well as been eliminated during the encounter," the source said, adding no civilian suffered casualties in the incident.
Taliban had not commented upon the incident.
Fighting has escalated in Afghanistan as the Taliban insurgency spreads from its customary strongholds in the south and east to the subsequent to peaceful region in the north.