More than 60 suspected insurgents, including three regional commanders, were killed by airstrikes on two Taliban compounds Tuesday in volatile Kandahar province, the provincial police chief said.
The airstrikes were carried out at 3 a.m. in Kandahar's Zhari district, and many other suspected Taliban were wounded, said Kandahar police chief Esmatullah Alizai.
The number of casualties could not immediately be verified independently.
Alizai said NATO forces carried out the airstrike, but NATO's International Security Assistance Force did not immediately have any details. The US-led coalition said it was not their operation.