Afghan Air Force kills at least 43 Taliban insurgents in Helmand province

File photo of Taliban suicide bombers during a gathering of a breakaway Taliban faction, in the border area of Zabul province, southern of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: AP | PTI

At least 43 Taliban insurgents have reportedly been killed in an Afghan Air Force air strike in Helmand province on Wednesday.

Tolo News quoted a Ministry of Interior (MoI) statement, as saying that the air strike took place during the night in Marja district of the province.

“Key Taliban members are also among the dead,” the MoI said, adding that a number of weapons belonging to the insurgents were also destroyed.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the air strike.

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