An airstrike in northern Faryab province killed four Taliban militants including the shadow district chief of the group, the Afghan military said.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the security forces conducted the airstrike in Khwaja Gowhar Village of Almar district on Saturday, targeting a compound of Taliban militants.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed 4 Taliban militants including Mawlavi Abdul Ghafar, the shadow district chief of Taliban.

The airstrike also wounded 7 other militants, destroyed the compound of Taliban, 6 motorycles and some weapons and munitions, the statement added.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

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