Air strikes kill 8 Taliban militants in Nangarhar, Kunduz

Salaam Times

NANGARHAR -- Separate air strikes by Afghan and coalition forces have killed at least eight Taliban militants in Nangarhar and Kunduz provinces.

A coalition air strike killed at least two Taliban leaders in Nangarhar Province, Khaama Press reported Wednesday (October 18).

The air strike occurred in the past 24 hours in Bati Kot District, the provincial government press office said Tuesday (October 17) in a statement.

It identified the dead Taliban leaders as Faisal and Obaidullah.

Separately, Afghan security forces carried out an air strike Tuesday in Imam Sahib District, Kunduz Province, killing at least six Taliban militants, said a spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Military Corps.

The air strikes destroyed three "safe havens" and a weapons storage facility, said the spokesman.

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