Kunduz airstrikeA key leader of the Taliban group was killed in an airstrike in the restive Kunduz province in north of Afghanistan.

“During an air strike, eight armed Taliban were killed including Qari Ali a key member of armed Taliban,” the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

According to a statement by MoI, the airstrike took place in Taraki village, Dasht Archi District of northern Kunduz province, yesterday evening.

“This group was involved in many terrorist and destructive activities in this district and other areas of Kunduz province,” the statement added.

According to MoI, “After eliminating this group the security situation in this district is expected to improve.”

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

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

The Taliban group launched a major attack by announcing their spring offensive in mid-April this year with an aim to recapture the strategic Kunduz.

However, the attack was repulsed by the Afghan security forces following days heavy gun battle between the two sides.