45 armed insurgents were killed in coalition air strikes in Balkh
Reporter: Mohammad Din Agharkhail
Security forces in the north of the country report that at least 45 armed Taliban fighters including their commanders were killed during air strikes of coalition forces in Shulgara district of Balkh province.
Mohammad Hanif Rezayee, the spokesman for the 209 Shaheen Corps, told media that the air strike was launched at 2:00 AM on Sunday in the “Boudana Qaleh” district of Shulgara district of Balkh province, which resulted in killing of at least 45 armed Taliban including their senior commanders. Mr. Rezayee has said that the key commanders of Taliban which were killed in this attack are including (Abdul Ghani known as Torabi) district governor for Chahar Bolak district, (Mawlawi Hanan) district governor for the district of Shulgara in Baghlan, (Mullah Nasim) district governor for Shulgara district, (Gul Nabi known as Mubarez) deputy governor of the Taliban’s for Shulgara district.
Mr. Rezayee added that as a result of this operation, a large number of Taliban militants have also been wounded, and the number is still unknown. It should be noted that the air strike was set up by the Coalition forces working at the framework of the Resolute Support mission.