At least thirty seven militants were killed and seven others were wounded in joint airstrikes conducted in the outskirt of Farah city.

The 207th Zafar Corps of the Afghan Military in the West said the airstrikes were jointly conducted by the Afghan and US forces in response to a coordinated Taliban attack.

The source further added that dozens of Taliban insurgents launched a coordinated attack on security posts in the outskirts of the city at around 2 am that lasted until 6 am in the morning.

According to Zafar Corps, the airstrikes were carried out around 3 am local time to suppress the militants.

Several key commanders of the militants including Mullah Ibrahim – leading a group of 40 insurgents, Hafiz Niaz Mohammad – leading of 30 militants, Haji Basir commander of 20 militants and Saleh Moammad who was in charge of a group of at least 10 militants were among those killed.

At least one Afghan policeman also lost his life during the clashes and two others were wounded, the Zafar Corps added.

In another incident in Bala Bolok district, at least two key commanders of the Taliban group identified as Mullah Abdul Qayoum and Hesamuddin were killed, according to Zafar Corps.


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