At least seven militants, including Hamza Waziristani--accused of plotting Sunday's deadly attack in Ghazni that left 31 dead--were killed in an airstrike in Gero district, Ghazni province, on Sunday night, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement.
“A large number of their weapons and ammunition were also destroyed,” the statement said.
On Sunday, at least 31 people, mostly security forces, were killed in a suicide attack in Ghazni, local health officials stated.
A public protection unit in PD3 of Ghazni was targeted, said the spokesman for provincial governor Wahidullah Jumazada.
A security source said the bomber detonated “a Humvee vehicle which was full of explosives.”
Army commandos were also based at the compound, according to security sources.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.
Taliban rejected the statement by releasing a video on social media in which the person who the Defense Ministry says has been killed says that he is alive and that he has not been attacked.