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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Kabul: At least 30 militants were killed in an airstrike targeting a gathering of Taliban fighters Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Friday.

"A group of Taliban insurgents had gathered in Qarsi area of Qarabagh district to storm security checkpoints but the security forces' planes attacked the gathering in the wee hours of Friday, killing 30 on the spot," provincial government spokesman Wahidullah Jumazada told Xinhua.

Ten more insurgents were injured in the raid, the official added.

No security personnel or civilians were harmed in the attack, Jumazada said.

There have so far been no comments made by the Taliban militants who are active in parts of the Ghazni province with the Ghazni city as its capital, 125 km south of Kabul.

Earlier on December 7, a car bomb was detonated outside the central police station of Daman district. At least 24 people were injured in the car bombing which included 13 civilians.

The blast sent a column of thick smoke into the sky. Following the blast, security forces cordoned off the area for precautionary measures. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a similar incident, 16 people were killed and 90 others injured after a powerful explosion in the city of Firoz Koah, capital of Afghanistan’s Ghor province. No group either claimed responsibility for the attack.

The country has witnessed a string of massive bomb explosions in recent months.

(With IANS Inputs)

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