Up to 62 militants have been killed during air strikes by the Afghan air force in south Afghanistan's Kandahar province over the past 24 hours, southern region army spokesman Yahya Alavi said on Tuesday.
"The army aircraft targeted the hideouts of Taliban militants in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province several times over the past 24 hours.
As a result, 62 militants, including a local commander of the insurgent group were killed and three others injured," he told Xinhua news agency.
Similarly, in a separate incident, nine policemen were killed and seven others injured during a clash with the Taliban militants in the neighbouring Arghistan district of Kandahar province on Monday night, provincial governor spokesman Dawood Ahmady told Xinhua.
There has been no comment from the Taliban militants.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK