Taliban Leader Among 14 Killed In Afghanistan Airstrike

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Kabul: At least 14 militants, including a leader of the Taliban group identified as Qari Ghafar, have been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the airstrike was carried out in the restive Chardara district, adding in addition two others were critically wounded. However, it wasn’t clear if the airstrike was carried out by the Afghan or the U.S. forces.

The U.S. forces have started targeting the Taliban militants and insurgents groups after President Barack Obama approved a wider role for the military stationed here. The new role was approved amid deteriorating security situation in the country.

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