Airstrikes kill 16 militants in S. Afghanistan

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Up to 16 Taliban militants were killed and six others injured in separate air strikes in Sangin and Marja districts of the southern Helmand province on Sunday, spokesman for provincial government Omar Zawak said Monday.

According to Zawak, 10 Taliban insurgents had been killed in Sangin district and six others injured as the aircraft pounded Taliban hideouts.

Six more Taliban fighters were killed after the aircraft targeted their positions in Marja district on Sunday morning.

Taliban militants who have been fighting the government forces over the past couple of years are yet to make comment on the situation in the districts.

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