Two prominent leaders of Taliban were killed in an airstrike which was conducted in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North announced earlier today that two prominent and key Taliban leaders Mullah Arif and Mawlavi Ghiasuddin were killed in Qaisar district.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, at least 29 militants were also killed in the airstrike and 15 others sustained injuries.

The statement further added that Mullah Arif and Mawlavi Ghiasuddin and his fighters were involved in terrorist related activities in Qaisar and Almar districts.

The militants were killed around 8am local time on Friday, the statement by 209th Shaheen Corps added.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.


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