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

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

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

52 insurgents killed in Kunar airstrike

52 insurgents killed in Kunar airstrike

Aug 18, 2012 - 19:59

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Fifty-two insurgents were killed in a NATOinfo-icon airstrike in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province on Saturday, police said.

The attack on the Hussainzoy village came after the rebels arrested four men involved in a family dispute, the district police chief, Najibullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The dead included the four civilians captured by the rebels, he said, adding so far 28 bodies of the insurgents had been identified and the rest burnt beyond recognition. More than a dozen group leaders of the insurgents were among the dead, the police chief said.

A local Talibaninfo-icon commander, Duran, confirmed the airstrike and the casualties.

A tribal elder in the area, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the dead insurgents included their shadow district governor, Noor Mohammad and police chief, Attique.

A Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, however, said that more than a dozen civilians were killed and nine others were injured in the airstrike.



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


Twitter Update