Airstrikes on Taliban hideouts in Nimroz and Farah provinces of Afghanistan killed 5 Taliban militants, MOD said in a statement.

An airstrike conducted by Afghan airforce on a Taliban hideout in Khasro district of Nimroz province on Wednesday night killed at least 3 Taliban militants, a MOD statement said.

The statement further added that in another separate airstrike conducted in Poshtro district of Farah province, 2 Taliban militants were killed and a weapon cache has been destroyed.

Afghan commandos have also conducted a military operation in Qala-e-Kah district of Farah, as a result of which a Taliban militant has been detained, MOD said in a statement.

This comes as Mullah Haibatullah Akhund, the Chief of Taliban has recently agreed to a brief ‘ceasefire’ to resume peace talks with the US delegation which is expected to reach a deal signing stage soon.

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