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Airstrike in Afghanistan kills 15

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At least 15 Taliban militants were killed in an Afghan Special Operations Forces-led airstrike targeting their position in Afghanistan's western province of Farah on Tuesday, the command of special forces said Wednesday.

Based on a confirmed tip off, an airstrike was conducted in Deh Yak-i-Kalan village in central part of Farah province Tuesday, killing 15 Taliban militants and injuring one other, Operational Coordination Group Afghanistan said in a statement.

On Tuesday, heavy clashes broke out in provincial capital Farah city after hundreds of Taliban launched a coordinated offensive and overran parts of the city, but the militants were evicted by security forces'.

-AFP, Kabul

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