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Airstrike kills 12 Taliban militants including two commanders of group

14 Taliban militants including two commanders of the militant group, were killed in an airstrike carried out by foreign forces in Bala Morghab district of the northwestern Badghis province on Friday night, September 21, according to local officials.

Talking to Kabul Now, the province governor, Abdul Ghafoor Malikzai confirmed that Abdul Aziz and Mohammad Gul, the two Taliban commanders, were dead.

He said the Taliban militants have suffered heavy casualties in recent month across the province.

According to the governor, the Afghan defense forces, backed by foreign forces, were prepared to ensure the safety of the upcoming presidential elections in the province.

The northwestern Badghis province is restive.

With six days remaining to Afghanistan’s 2019 presidential elections, scheduled for September 28, security of the polls remains a matter of concern.