Kabul, – At least fifty three militants including members of Haqqani armed network and the ISIS group fighters were killed during a series of airstrikes in Afghanistan, Afghan Ministry of Defense said on Sunday.

The airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours in various provinces of the country, KHAAMA Press Agency quoted the Afghan Ministry of Defense as saying.

At least 19 of the militants, all ISIS affiliates, were killed in an airstrike conducted in Achin district of Nangarhar province and at least hideouts, 2 tunnels, and weapons cache were destroyed, it added.

The ministry further added that 4 militants belonging to Haqqani network were killed in a separate airstrike conducted in Achin district.

At least 7 militants were killed in another airstrike conducted in Khwajah Bahauddin district of Takhar province and 11 others were wounded, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said , adding that 10 militants were killed and 4 others were wounded in a similar operation in Pashtun Kot district of Faryab.

At least 8 militants were killed and 3 hideouts were destroyed in an airstrike in Gul Tapa area located in the vicinity of the provincial capital of Kunduz province, it said.

The Afghan Ministry of Defense also added that 5 Haqqani network militants were killed in a separate airstrike conducted in central Maidan Wardak province. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency