Afghan Army Kills 45 Taliban Militants in Airstrikes in Country’s South Helmand Province

The Afghan Air Force killed at least 45 militants of the Taliban terrorist movement in a series of airstrikes conduced in the country's southern Helmand province, local media reported Wednesday.

The air bombardments were carried out in the last 24 hours in the Bolan and Spina Kota areas of Helmand near the city of Lashkar Gah, local media reported citing the press office of Helmand authorities.

The news outlet added that the aerial operation had also resulted in injuries of 29 more militants.

According to the outlet, 22 more insurgents were killed and eight more wounded in a separate Monday airstrike in the province.

Kabul has been fighting against the Islamist Taliban insurgent group that is controlling a number of regions across Afghanistan and trying to establish Sharia law on the controlled areas.


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