Tue, 22 Jun 2021

PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan, May 18 (Xinhua) -- A total of 12 militants have been confirmed dead as fighting planes struck a Taliban hideout in Azra district of the eastern Logar province on Monday, said an army statement released Tuesday.

Acting on tip off, the fighting planes targeted a Taliban group's hideout in Kozachatrakai area of the restive Azra district late Monday night, killing 12 armed militants on the spot and injuring three others, the statement said.

Seven motorbikes and a number of arms and ammunitions including an anti-aircraft gun were also destroyed during the airstrikes, the statement contended.

Taliban militants have intensified activities since the formal start of the U.S.-led forces pull out from Afghanistan on May 1 and are active in parts of Logar province with Pul-e-Alam as its capital 60 km south of Kabul.

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