Paktika airstrike kills 13 militants
The commander was identified as Mamoor Jan, who was killed along with a dozen others late on Wednesday night, the 203rd Thunder Military Corps spokesman, Lt. Haroon Yousafzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Separately, an Arab militant was killed in a clash with a joint Afghan-international security force in the Jalalzai area of Bak Khel district. A Kalashnikov was recovered from the man, Yousafzai said.
Elsewhere in the province, Afghan army troops detained four suspected militants with arms and ammunitions in the Orgun district.
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