Air raid kills 30 Taliban militants in N Afghanistan


PUL-E-KHUMRI: Up to 30 militants were killed as fighting aircraft targeted a Taliban gathering in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of the northern Baghlan province on Sunday, an army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said.

“Acting upon intelligence report, the fighting aircraft conducted a series of sorties against a gathering of Taliban rebels in Baghlan-e-Markazi district at around noon, killing 30 rebels on the spot,” Rezai told Xinhua.

The official didn’t provide more details.

Taliban militants launched a series of attacks in parts of Baghlan province including capital Pul-e-Khumri on Saturday to disrupt the voting process of Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections. The attacks have claimed 13 lives and injured scores of others.