Fighting planes struck a Taliban gathering inside their base in Qargan area of Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province on Friday, destroying the base and killing 12 militants on the spot, army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off, the fighting aircraft stormed the Taliban gathering inside their base on Friday afternoon smashing the base and besides killing 12 insurgents also foiled their designs to attack security checkpoints.
The militants, according to the official, were planning to storm security checkpoints in the area, but fled away after suffering casualties.
The militant group has yet to make comments.
Also on Saturday, Taliban militants launched massive offensive on Roiduab district in the northern Samangan province but the attack repulsed and the militants fled away after leaving three bodies behind on Saturday, army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said.
A group of militants, according to the official, attacked security checkpoints in Roi village at 11:00 a.m. local time on Saturday to enter Roiduab district but fled away after leaving three bodies behind and several injured.
The troops have also seized a number of arms and ammunition including two AK-47 assault rifles from the fleeing militants, said Rezai.
Taliban militants who have intensified activities amid efforts for talks with Afghan government haven’t made comment.