An airstrike killed a Taliban commander and his comrades in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 217th Pamir Corps said in a statement that the security forces conducted the airstrike in Chawk-e Khanabad on Friday.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed Taliban commander Sher Lala and his five comrades.

The security forces have killed numerous Taliban militants and their commanders in the outskirts of Kunduz city and other parts of the province over the past few days.

The Taliban militants recently launched an attack on Kunduz city which the security forces managed to repel.

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