16 militants killed in S. Afghan airstrikes

Li Jiayao
2019-05-19 00:28:33

KABUL, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Sixteen Taliban militants were killed following airstrikes in two Afghanistan's southern provinces, Afghan Ministry of Defense said Saturday.

In one incident, 14 Taliban militants were killed and two vehicles loaded with explosives were destroyed after Afghan Air Force struck a Taliban position in Maywand district of Kandahar province Friday night, the ministry said in a statement.

Two militants were killed following an airstrike on outskirts of Tirin Kot, capital of neighboring Uruzgan province on Friday, according to the statement.

The statement came as daily violence and clashes have been continuing in the country.

Warring sides in Afghanistan typically exaggerate the casualties of the opposite side and it is difficult to verify the figures by them with independent sources.

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