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Taliban commander Qari Ahmad among 15 dead in Afghan Air Force raid

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At least 15 people were killed in an airstrike by the Afghan Air Force in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

kandahar-air-forcesAccording to a statement by 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army said the airstrike was carried out in Surkh Kotal Dand Ghori area in northern Baghlan province.

The statement further added that a commander of the Taliban group identified as Qari Ahmad was among those killed and at least 5 others were wounded.

A 82mm mortar, 1 rocket launcher, 2 motorcycles were also confiscated by the Afghan forces during the operations, 209th Shaheen Corps added.

The statement also added that varous villages were cleared from the militants presence in Qaisar district of northern Faryab province and some weapons and explosives were seized.

At least 4 militants were killed during the same operations and dead bodies were left in the area, the statement said.