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15 rebels killed in airstrike near Pul-i-Alam

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15 rebels killed in airstrike near Pul-i-Alam

Jun 20, 2013 - 14:37

PUL-I-ALAM (PANinfo-icon): A nighttime NATOinfo-icon airstrike killed at least 15 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, an official said.

The strike took place Wednesday night near Pul-i-Alam after the insurgents attacked a military base used by American forces, Police Chief Col. Raees Khan Sadiq told Pajhwok Afghan News.

After the attack, the US forces dropped bombs on the assailants, killing at least 15.  Their dead bodies remain at the scene, Sadiq said.

Governor’s spokesman Din Mohammad Darwish also confirmed the airstrike and the death toll.

But a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said only one Taliban fighter had been killed and three others wounded in the airstrike.

He said their attack on the US base caused a huge fire that inflicted heavy casualties and financial losses on American forces, a claim dismissed by Raees Khan Sadiq.



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