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10 Pakistani militants killed in Kunar offensive

10 Pakistani militants killed in Kunar offensive

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26 Nov 2011

JALALABAD (PAN): Ten Pakistani militants were killed in an overnight air and ground offensive by Afghan and NATO-led troops in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Saturday.

The operation was carried out in Maya and Shonkray areas of Khas Kunar district, said Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, the first zone border police commander. He told Pajhwok Afghan News the dead were loyal to a rebel commander, Roohullah Khadem.

Another security official in the district, speaking on condition of anonymity, said an airstrike by the US-led coalition targeted militant hideouts in Sarkano and Khas Kunar districts at midnight, killing 10 people and injuring six others.

He said helicopter-borne troops were engaged in a gun-battle by attackers soon after they descended on hilltops in Maya and Shonkray. He had no information if coalition troops suffered any casualties.

"A Pakistani security post is situated near the area, but it is not clear who attacked the foreign troops," he said, adding Afghan border police manning nearby posts stayed unhurt in the airstrike.

A statement from the ISAF media office in Kabul said Afghan commandos carried out the operation in Khas Kunar district, inflicting huge casualties on insurgents.

Without providing any figure for casualties, the statement said the operation was conducted after foreign troops were attacked by militants with heavy and light weapons. The troops suffered no casualties, it added.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, denied the fighters had suffered casualties in the operation.

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