Afghan airstrikes kill 14 militants in northern Afghanistan

A total of 14 militants were confirmed dead as fighting planes struck a Taliban hideout in the beleaguered Darqad district of Afghanistan’s northern Takahr province, according to an army statement released here Tuesday.

Three more militants sustained injuries due to the air raids conducted on Monday afternoon, the statement said.

Taliban militants who are active in parts of the restive Darqad district have not made comments on the report yet.

Takhar province with Taluqan as its capital, 245 km north of Kabul, has been the scene of Taliban-led increasing insurgency over the past couple of years.