Kunduz drone strike leaves 20 Taliban insurgents dead

The airstrike was carried out earlier today in Dasht-e-Archi district targeting two vehicles of the Taliban insurgents, reports the Khaama Press.

ANI| Last Updated: May 17, 2016, 15:47 PM IST

Kabul: At least 20 Taliban insurgents were killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan`s northern Kunduz province on Tuesday.

The airstrike was carried out earlier today in Dasht-e-Archi district targeting two vehicles of the Taliban insurgents, reports the Khaama Press.

Hejratullah Akbari, provincial police spokesman, said that two vehicles were targeted around 10:00 am local time in Mullah Quli area.

Akbari said that preliminary reports suggested a number of Taliban commanders were also among those killed in the airstrike.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in the region were anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating.

In a bid to capture key parts of Kunduz province, the Taliban militants launched a major offensive during the recent weeks.