Afghan army targets Taliban hideout, killing 3

Li Jiayao

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- At least three Taliban militants were killed and their hideout destroyed after Afghan army launched an airstrike in the eastern province of Nangarhar, Afghan military said Wednesday.

"The incident took place late on Tuesday evening in Lal Pur district's Sada village, where an army's airstrike targeted a militants' hideout, leaving three fighters dead and their ammunition eliminated too," the army Corps Selab 201 based in the region said in a statement.

The Taliban armed group had not still commented on the incident.

Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants as the war-weary Afghans have been witnessing a surge in attacks by Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants across the country.

But the militants responded by armed attacks and bombings.

On Monday, several foreign soldiers and Afghan civilians were wounded after a Taliban suicide bombing struck a NATO military convoy in eastern Parwan province.


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