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23 more militants killed in airstrikes, says Khogyani

23 more militants killed in airstrikes, says Khogyani

Apr 29, 2016 - 16:42

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-three Talibaninfo-icon insurgents including their commander have been killed and five others wounded as a result of five drone strikes in Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.

The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhowk Afghan News five attacks were carried out by the drones of foreign troops in different areas of the Chaparhar district.

A Taliban commander, Selab, was among the 23 rebels killed and six others wounded, he said adding civilians have suffered no casualties in the air raid.

A resident of the district, Shakoor confirmed the drone strikes in several parts of the district, but he had no further details about the casualties.

In a similar  aerial attack, 15 Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) fighters were eliminated on Thursday night when the spy planes targeted the hideouts of Daesh insurgents in the Narai Obah area of Haska Mena district of the province.


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