KABUL, Afghanistan

Over 80 Taliban insurgents were killed in air operations by Afghan and U.S. forces in the Kandahar and Faryab provinces alone over the past 24 hours, officials confirmed on Sunday.

According to Abdul Kareem, the police chief in the northern Faryab province, a Taliban group staged assaults on security checkpoints in the Pashtunkot district last night and were met with air raids by the Afghan Air Force. He told Anadolu Agency that at least 53 Taliban insurgents were killed and 11 wounded.

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