10 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrike

Mahmud-e-Raqi (Afghanistan): At least 10 Taliban militants were killed as Afghanistan’s military aircraft launched an attack in the country’s Kapisa province on Saturday, officials said.

“Acting on tip-off, security forces fighting aircraft targeted a Taliban centre in Nijrab district of Kapisa province, destroying the group’s judiciary department and killing 10 militants on the spot,” Army spokesman Abdul Hadi told Xinhua news agency.

Taliban militants issue decrees against government entities, security personnel and captured people from the shadow judiciary centre, the official said, adding that the destruction of the shadow judiciary could prove a major blow to the insurgent group in Kapisa and adjoining areas.

The militant group was yet to comment on the report.