Air strikes in Baghlan kill 25 Taliban militants, including 3 commanders

Salaam Times

MAZAR-E-SHARIF -- Two separate air strikes in Baghlan Province killed at least 25 Taliban militants, including two key commanders of the group, the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army said in a statement Monday (January 14).

An air strike that hit a Taliban compound Sunday (January 13) at about 7.30pm local time in Baghlan-e-Markazi District killed at least 17 militants, including their key commander, Mullah Gujar, said the statement.

The same strike blew up a large amount of ammunition belonging to the militants.

In another incident in the same province, a coalition air strike Sunday killed two key Taliban commanders, identified as Bashir (alias Shaheen) and Zubair, along with at least six other militants in Khuja village, Dahna-i-Ghori District, said the same statement.

The aerial attack destroyed weapons and a vehicle belonging to the militants, officials said.

The Taliban did not immediately comment.

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