The Afghan Air Force carried out a series of deadly airstrikes on Taliban positions in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan, leaving over fifty militants dead, the local officials said Saturday.
The provincial police chief of Nuristan General Mohiuddin Sarwari confirmed that the airstrikes were carried out on Friday in the vicinity of Barg-e-Matal district.
Gen. Mohiuddin further added that the information received by Nuristan police indicates at least fifty five Taliban insurgents were killed.
He said two senior leaders of the Taliban group identified as Ismail and Fazal Karim were also among those killed.
Gen. Sarwari said several weapons of the Taliban insurgents including a 82mm artillery of them was also destroyed.
In the meantime, the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in the East said the airstrikes were carried out using the A-29 Super Tucano aircrafts.