Afghan Air Force A-29sTwo top commanders of the anti-government armed militants were killed in an airstrike by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in eastern Kunar province.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces said the airstrike was carried out in Ghaziabad district.

According to a statement by 201st Silab Corps, the Afghan Air Force (AAF) used A-29 light attacks aircraft in the raid which left at least 17 dead including two commanders of the militants.

The statement further added that the commanders killed in the airstrike have been identified as Hamza and Akbar.

A mortar and rocket launcher along with 3 Ak-47 assault rifles and various other types of explosives belonging to the militants were also destroyed in the airstrike.

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

The Afghan forces have stepped counter-terrorism operations to suppress the insurgency activities of the militant groups as the insurgents are attempting to increase terrorist attacks by launching their spring offensive.

The Afghan forces are vastly utilizing the newly-added state of the art equipment including the A-29 Super Tucano fixed-wing aircraft to suppress the anti-government armed militant groups.

The Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano pilots have flown more than 260 sorties since January when they received the first batch of the light attack aircraft from the United States.