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Pakistanis among 30 militants killed in Nangarhar raids

Pakistanis among 30 militants killed in Nangarhar raids

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Sep 23, 2016 - 11:38

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thirty militants, including five foreigners, have been killed in separate US airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province police said on Friday.

The raids were conducted in Kot, Nazyan and Hesarak districts late Thursday night, police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Seven insurgents were killed in the Dastandar area of Kot, where the vehicle they were travelling in was struck by US forces, Col. Mashriqiwal said.

In another raid in the Spinajai locality of Nazyan, five Pakistani fighters with the Islamic State were killed, according to the police spokesman.

At least 18 Talibaninfo-icon rebels were eliminated in a similar strike in the Tawar Tangi area of Hesarak. Six other insurgents were wounded in the bombardment, he concluded.

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