5 insurgents dead in Nangarhar drone strike: Police
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five militants were killed in a drone strike in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.
Police spokesperson, Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Marsangi area of the district on Saturday night.
He said the five militants traveling in a police pick-up came under airstrike from foreign forces, leaving all those on board dead.
A local official wishing to go unnamed said five other insurgents were arrested by police in the same area on Sunday morning.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
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