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25 insurgents eliminated in Helmand airstrikes

25 insurgents eliminated in Helmand airstrikes

Sep 30, 2016 - 15:33

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): More than two dozen militants have been killed in air raids in different parts of southern Helmand province, local officials said on Friday.

Thirteen Talibaninfo-icon, including Commander Omari, were killed in an overnight airstrike by Afghan forces in the Babajee area of Lashkargah, the governor’s office said.

A separate raid In the Khushal village of Nad Ali district left a dozen insurgents dead and five others wounded, a statement from the governor’s house said.

A separate airstrike in the Group area of the same district destroyed a vehicle and a heavy machinegun of the enemy -- a euphemism that Afghan officials use for Taliban.

Similar losses were inflicted on the rebels during a raid in the Treekh Nawar neighbourhood of Marja district.

On the other hand, the Taliban claimed killing a large number of security personnel in attacks in different parts of the province.



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