On Saturday an army spokesman said that Some 10 militants had been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand.
“Based on a confirmed tip-off, the air raid operation was conducted on a compound in Marja district Friday evening, killing 10 Taliban militants,” Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Rassoul Zazai, spokesman of Afghan army Corp 215 Maiwand said.
According to Afghan army spokesman Mohammad Rassoul Zazai, militants were busy in building Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) in the targeted hideout and a Taliban IED expert named Mullah Khadim was among the killed.
However, the Taliban control more territory than at any point since 2001. Taliban also took a provincial capital, Kunduz, and are threatening another, Lashkar Gah in Helmand.
Since the war on terror began 14 years ago by the US and its allies, Afghanistan has been crippled by insecurity and terrorism which also has been taking numerous civilian lives.