At least seven Taliban militants were killed and a Taliban bomb making factory was destroyed following a NATO-led coalition forces' airstrike in southern Afghan province of Kandahar overnight, local police said Tuesday.
The incident occurred in Band-e-Temor locality of Maywand district Monday night and among those killed was a Taliban local leader named Ramatullha, an official of the provincial police department, Qasim Azad said.
Two militants were wounded and a hijacked police vehicle and two motorcycles were also destroyed after the raid, Xinhua reported quoting the official.
Several rounds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines were also destroyed.
Security situation has been improving in Kandahar, the former stronghold of Taliban, over the last months, as security forces have conducted search and cordon operations across the province. But the militants attack government interests in the province from time to time.
The Taliban militant group has yet to make comments.
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