Fri, 25 Sep 2020

MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Four militants have been confirmed dead as fighting planes stormed Taliban gathering in Dawlat Abad district of Afghanistan's northern Faryab province on Tuesday, army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said Wednesday.

A group of Taliban insurgents were gathered in Shashpar area of the restive Dawlat Abad district on Tuesday to attack security checkpoints but the security forces' fighting aircrafts in preemptive offensive struck the militants' gathering Tuesday afternoon killing four and wounding seven others, Rezai asserted.

Rezai also added that a Taliban local commander Mawlawi Shafi, who served as the in charge of collecting taxes from agricultural products in the province is also among those killed in the air raids.

Taliban militants haven't commented.

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