GHAZNI, May 23, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Afghan security members stand guard at a checkpoint after Taliban attacks on Dih Yak and Jaghato districts in Ghazni city, capital of Ghazni province, Afghanistan, May 22, 2018. At least 12 police personnel, including. Image Source: IANS News

Kabul, Dec 27 : Twenty-one Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike conducted by the Afghan Air Force in Laghman province, the Defence Ministry said on Friday.

"A total of 21 Taliban fighters including Zain-Alabidin, the shadow governor of Laghman, were killed in an airstrike conducted by Afghan National Army (ANA) in Alishing district overnight," the Ministry said in a statement.

Five Taliban militants also injured following the strike, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Zain-Alabadin was a notorious terrorist who was behind terror attacks in Laghman and neighbouring Nangarhar province," the statement added.

The Taliban is yet to comment on the development.

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