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8 militants killed in Kamdesh drone strike

8 militants killed in Kamdesh drone strike

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Jan 22, 2013 - 17:23

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Eight militants were killed and 28 others wounded in a drone strike by coalition forces in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Tuesday.

Monday’s raid targeted insurgents in the Bazgal Khulai area, the provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Ghulamullah Khan Nuristani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

“The strike was based on an intelligence tip and came at a time when the militants were discussing their plans at a hideout in the area,” Nuristani said.

All the dead and injured were fighters, confirmed a provincial council member, Inayatullah Mazhabyar. Complete information was hard to receive from the restive area, he added.

With the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) yet to comment on the incident, a Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed four civilians had been killed in the drone attack.

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