Kabul: At least 15 Taliban militants were killed in a drone attack by the US-led coalition forces on a militant hideout in Afghanistan, media reported Thursday.

“A drone attack was conducted by a coalition forces in Loka Sang area in Obe district of Herat province at around midnight. Up to 15 militants, including a senior Taliban leader named Abdul Rahman Maldar, were killed,” Xinhua reported citing the spokesman of the Afghan Army Corps, Najebullah Najebi.

The attack came in the wake of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s order to security forces, in the western region, to eliminate militants.

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