An airstrike in northern Faryab province killed or wounded at least 19 Taliban militants including a foreign trainer of the group.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said in a statement that the security forces conducted the airstrike in Gurziwan district on Saturday.

The statement further added that the airstrike targeted a training camp of the terrorists Dara-e Shakh area of the district.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the airstrike also killed two trainers of the terrorists including a Pakistani national identified as Mustar Hanzala and Mullah Amanullah who was a resident of Helmand.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the airstrike wounded 12 other militants including Qari Sunatullah and Mullah Rahmat, two key commanders of the group.


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