Thirty-one militants, many of them believed to were Al Qaeda combatants, have been killed in airstrikes in south-jap Afghanistan, officials stated on Thursday.

The moves had been completed in Ghazni province late Wednesday, where the defence ministry stated they centered a “base” belonging to the militants.

“Qari Aref, one of the facilitators (for Al Qaeda) became shifting these 31 terrorists, consisting of 9 suicide bombers, in numerous vehicles when focused through airstrikes and removed,” the ministry said.

It described the opponents as all belonging to the middle japanese militant group, although a spokesman for the Ghazni governor stated opponents from the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani community had been also present.

The defence ministry did no longer specify who accomplished the airstrikes. Handiest Afghan and US forces in Afghanistan behavior airstrikes.

The Ghazni governor's spokesman, Mohammed Aref Noori, said the moves have been carried out by way of US forces, but there has been no instantaneous confirmation of his declare.

at the same time as nonetheless seemed as a hazard by way of Afghan and US officials, the institution has no longer been capable of conduct principal attacks in Afghanistan or repeat the astounding fulfillment of the September 11, 2001 assaults by using hijacked airliners on big apple and Washington.