At least 15 militants killed in airstrikes at Taliban hideouts in Kandahar

As many as 15 militants were killed as fighter aircraft struck Taliban positions and hideouts in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Wednesday.

In a statement today the Defence Ministry said five militants have been injured in the sorties, which covered parts of the restive Panjwayi district.

The statement said the ground forces backed by the combat aircraft will continue to strike the enemy hideouts elsewhere in Kandahar and its vicinity.