Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Rebel commanders among 9 dead in airstrike

Rebel commanders among 9 dead in airstrike

By
On
Apr 12, 2011 - 21:02

SHIBERGHAN (PANinfo-icon): Four Talibaninfo-icon commanders were among nine people killed in an airstrike by NATOinfo-icon-led forces in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday.

The rebel commanders were identified as Damullah, Hashmatullah, Mullahinfo-icon Sharif and Qari Shamsul Haq, Deputy Governor Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The dead included a fighter Ahmadullah and his four family members, he said, adding the airstrike targeted the house of Ahmadullah in Tash village of Drzab district at about 2:00pm

The strike was a part of a week-long operation underway in Qush Tipa and Drzab districts by Afghan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon), the official said.

The fighter lost his two brothers and wife in the attack, said Sakhi Dad, a resident of the area, told Pajhwok Afghan News.  Two other insurgent commanders were killed in Qush Tepa during the operation three days ago.

Elsewhere, a woman, a child and an Afghan soldier were killed as a result of a clash between insurgents and security forces in central Kapisa province on Tuesday, an official said.

The clash took place in Ali Shahkhel village of Alasai district after a group of insurgents attacked a joint patrol of Afghan and foreign troops, the district chief, Mullah Mohammad, said.

He said the attackers were laced with heavy and light weapons that resulted in civilian deaths. However, he did not say if militants had suffered any casualties.

A Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that their fighters had killed three Afghan soldiers in the attack.

frm/ma

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Twitter Update