Airstrikes kill 8 Taliban militants in N. Afghanistan

At least eight

militants were killed after the fighting aircraft targeted Taliban hideouts

in Khalazai area of Baghlan-e-Markazi district in Afghanistan's northern

Baghlan province on Wednesday, army spokesman in the northern region Ghulam

Hazrat Karimi said.

Six more militants sustained injuries in the sorties, the official said.

Taliban militants who have inflicted casualties on security forces in

Baghlan-e-Markazi district and gained ground over the past couple of weeks,

are yet to make comments.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)