Maimana, Afghanistan, (ANTARANews) - Scores of militants possibly around 100 including four senior commanders were killed as government aircraft targeted Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan`s northern Faryab province on Monday, police spokesman in the northern region Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said.

"The security forces aircraft conducted series of sorties against Taliban rebels in Bilchiragh and Gurziwan districts since early morning, killing scores of the insurgents possibly about 100, including four senior commanders, and injuring dozens others," Hussaini told Xinhua.

Taliban senior commanders including Mawlawi Jabir alias Bilal, Mawlawi Abdul Baqi alias Omar, commander Shirzad and Matiullah were among those killed in the deadly strikes, the official added.

Bilchiragh district was captured by Taliban on Sunday morning and the government forces have been fighting back to recapture it.

The Taliban militants are yet to make comment on the report.

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