Airstrike hits boat carrying militants in Helmand
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two commanders were among several Taliban insurgents killed during an overnight airstrike in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province, the governor's office said on Friday.
The air offensive targeted militants fleeing in a boat to cross a river in the Ghor Ghorai area late on Thursday night, the governor's office said in a statement.
A number of militants, including two commanders --- Mullah Shah Wali Khaksar and Mohammad Ihsan --- were killed in the attack.
The statement also said a joint Afghan-international security force shot dead a would-be suicide bomber in the Sangin district on Thursday night. A rebel leader was also detained in the same area, the statement said.
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