Afghanistan air strikes pounded on Taliban hideouts and killed at least 20 militants in Zebak district northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province on Tuesday night.
According to a senior Afghan military official, the operation that was intelligence led saw the warplanes pound on the hideouts of armed Taliban insurgents in Zebak district where 20 enemies on the spot.
The air sorties also saw six vehicles and two motorbikes of the militants also destroyed, the official added.
The deadly air raids conducted following the capture of the Zebak district by Taliban militants’ couple of days ago.
Taliban militants, according to reports from locals, have been attempting to overrun Zebak's neighboring Ashkashim district but government forces have been fighting back to foil their plans.