Taliban positions pounded with artillery, airstrikes in Badghis leaving 17 dead, wounded

The Afghan forces pounded Taliban positions pounded Taliban positions in north-western Badghis province of Afghanistan leaving at least 17 militants dead or wounded, the Afghan military said Thursday.

The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said the operations were conducted in Qads district of Badghis leaving 9 militants dead and 8 others wounded.

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

Badghis is among the relatively volatile provinces in north-west of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.

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