Afghan Security officials said that eight Taliban insurgents have been killed in an Afghan Air Force airstrike in Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement, the Afghan Air Force targeted Taliban checkpoints in Almar district, near the Nahrin Bridge area in Faryab province, yesterday.

Mohammad Hanif Rezaei, a spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Corps, told the media that eight Taliban fighters had been in the air raid.  

Rezaei added that a Taliban hideout, a motorcycle, and a number of group’s weapons were destroyed during the airstrike.

Almar district is specifically one of the most insecure regions in Faryab province, the area is evident to repeated offensives from the Taliban affiliated members.

This Comes as Afghan National Army discovered and seized 45 IEDs in the outskirts of Logar province.

The Taliban IED manufacturing location and stronghold were identified by the Afghan security members on Tuesday night.

During the operation, Afghan Security members also found 300 Rocket shells in the targeted areas.