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11 Taliban militants killed in Faryab airstrike

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: At least 11 Taliban were killed in an Afghan forces airstrike in northern Faryab province, 209 Shaheen Army Corps said in a statement on Monday. The airstrike took place in Qarma Qul district on Sunday, it said, adding that the Taliban camp was destroyed. The statement did not provide further details.

Meanwhile, a Taliban self-proclaimed district governor to Mymi district of Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan killed in a battle with Afghan security forces, local authorities confirmed.

Sanaullah Rohani, spokesman to the local police said that the incident occurred in Wodab area of Mymi district on Monday morning, adding Taliban self-proclaimed district governor Ziaulhaq killed during the clashes. At least two other Taliban also killed in the battle, he added.

According to Rohani, initially the Taliban insurgents launched shootouts, who were then driven away after Afghan security forces responded.

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