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15 militants killed, 20 wounded in Kandahar and Ghor airstrikes

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air-wing-helicopterAfghan-Air-Force1At least 15 militants were killed and 20 others were wounded in two separate airstrikes in southern Kandahar and western Ghor province.


The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the airstrike in Ghor province was carried out in Pasaband district, leaving at least 7 militants dead and 5 others wounded.
MoD further added that 8 militants were killed and 15 others were wounded during the air raid in Arghandab district of Kandahar.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.
The Afghan security forces have stepped up counter-terrorism operations as the terror groups attempt to increase insurgency activities by launching their spring offensive.
The Afghan forces have started the new fighting season with increased capabilities, specifically with improved air power by receiving more equipment and aircraft from allies.
The Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano pilots have alone flown more than 260 sorties since January when they received the first batch of the light attack aircraft from the United States.