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Afghan air raids kill 5 insurgents: army

11 Apr 2021, 18:44 GMT+10

MAIDAN SHAR, Afghanistan, April 11 (Xinhua) -- A total of five militants were killed as fighting planes struck a Taliban hideout in Jalriz district of eastern Wardak province on Saturday, said an army statement released on Sunday.

Acting on a tip off, the fighting planes targeted a gathering of Taliban insurgents in Dara-e-Ziarat Khawja Sahib village on Saturday, killing five insurgents on the spot and injuring three others, said the statement.

A weapon cache of the militants was also destroyed during the raid.

Wardak province with Maidan Shar as its capital 35 km west of Kabul has been regarded as a restive province in the militancy-battered Afghanistan.

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