At least ten Taliban commanders were killed in an airstrike in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Sunday.
The airstrike was carried out in Baghlan-e-Markazi district where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating, according to the Afghan (Khaama Press).
According to MoD, the airstrike targeted a gathering of the Taliban insurgents in the vicinity of the district, leaving ten of their commanders dead and another one seriously wounded.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.
The security situation in Baghlan province has been sharply deteriorating during the past few months as a result of the Taliban-led insurgency.
The Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) managed to end siege of at least three military bases in this province recently which resulted into the rescue of over 100 trapped security personnel.
The security situation in Baghlan started to deteriorate earlier this year following the launch of a military operation in Dand-e-Ghor and Dand-e-Shahabuddin areas near the provincial capital.