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9 rebels killed in airstrike, ground operations

9 rebels killed in airstrike, ground operations

May 17, 2013 - 14:28

SHARAN (PANinfo-icon): Nine Talibaninfo-icon fighters were killed as a result of an airstrike and a ground operation by security personnel in the southeastern province of Paktika, officials said on Friday.

Six Taliban from the Wana town of Pakistaninfo-icon’s Waziristan tribal region were among seven fighters killed in the airstrike that took place on Thursday night in the Mangaritai area of Barmal district, provincial police chief, Dawlat Khan Zadran, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A 10-day operation codenamed Pamir, led by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in Barmal, Gayan and Zherok districts ended on Friday, said the second brigade commander of the 203rd Thunder Military Corps, Brig. Gen. Zmarai Khan.

Two militants including a Pakistani national from the central Punjab province were killed and a third detained by the security personnel, he said.

A statement from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) in Bagram said Afghan and coalition forces killed 11 insurgents, detained three suspects and discovered one weapons cache during operations in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon over the past 24 hours.

One insurgent was killed in the Andar district of Ghazni province, another in the Sarobi district of Kabulinfo-icon, four in Gomal and five others in the Barmal districts of Paktika the operations, the statement added.

During the operation weapons caches, IEDs and other ammunition were also captured during the operations in different parts of the country in the round the clock operations, the statement added.

Two suspected militants were detained in the Momand Dara district of Nangarhar and Sar Rawza district of Paktika provinces, the statement said.


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