The Afghan Air Force carried out airstrikes on a large gathering of the Taliban insurgents in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, inflicting heavy casualties on the group’s fighters.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Pashtun Kot district.

Shaheen Corps further added that the airstrikes left at least 24 Taliban militants dead while at least 31 others sustained injuries.

According to Shaheen Corps, the military commission chief of the Taliban group Makhdoom Alam is also among those wounded during the airstrikes.

At least three vehicles, including two Fielder type SUVs and thirteen motorcycles were also destroyed during the airstrikes, Shaheen Corps added.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the Afghan national defense and security forces have resumed operations against the militant groups after the extended ceasefire period ended on Friday night.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that the Afghan forces are authorized to target the militant groups acrosss the country.


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