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Taliban’s district chief killed in Nangarhar airstrike

Taliban’s district chief killed in Nangarhar airstrike

May 12, 2016 - 17:30

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon’s shadow district chief for the Pacheragam district of eastern Nangarhar province was killed in an air strike on Thursday, the governor’s house said.

In a statement, the governor’s house said the airstrike was carried out in Zarmakhel area of the district about 10:30am, killing the Taliban’s district chief, Amin Jan, and injuring his bodyguard.

The statement said the Taliban official’s vehicle and two weapons were also destroyed in the airstrike. However, the statement did not mention who carried out the airstrike --- Afghan forces or NATOinfo-icon.

In a separate statement, the governor’s house said Taliban militants took away a man from his home in Karezinfo-icon area of Pacheragam district and shot him dead on the accusation he offered medical treatment to Daesh militants.

The statement said security forces detained a child last night in Ghazgi area of Momand Dara district. It said the child had been convinced by Taliban militants to carry out a suicide attack.

The statement also said unknown gunmen had killed two Taliban militants in Koz Biyar area of the Khogyani district.

The insurgents have not yet commented on the incidents.


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