The U.S. forces carried out airstrikes on a hideout of the Taliban group in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan killing at least 13 militants and injuring several others. The air sorties also destroyed three armored personnel carriers (APCs) equipped with heavy weapons.
According to the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement, the airstrikes were carried out at around 11:00pm local time on Wednesday in Ghormach district.
The statement confirmed that 13 Taliban militants were killed during the airstrikes and several others sustained injuries.
According to 209th Shaheen Corps, a commander of the Taliban group identified as Qari Nasir, aka Ansar, was among those killed.
Faryab remains a relatively volatile province in North of Afghanistan where the Taliban militants are actively operating in some of its districts and frequently carry out terrorist related activities.