Afghan air raids kill 12 Taliban militants

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Kabul, May 18 | At least 12 Taliban militants were killed as Afghan fighter planes struck a hideout of the militant group in Logar province, the military said in a statement on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip off, the planes targeted the hideout in Kozachatrakai area of the restive Azra district late Monday night, killing 12 armed militants on the spot and injuring three others, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.

Seven motorbikes and a number of arms and ammunitions were also destroyed during the airstrikes, the statement added.

Taliban militants have intensified activities since the formal start of the U.-led forces pull out from Afghanistan on May 1 and are active in parts of Logar province.

Source: IANS

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