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Airstrike pounds rebels planting bombs, 8 killed

Airstrike pounds rebels planting bombs, 8 killed

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Jun 18, 2013 - 16:32

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): An overnight airstrike by foreign troops killed eight suspected insurgents while planting roadside bombs on a key highway in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.

The strike that took place around 1am last night targeted some individuals planting bombs on the Kandahar-Uruzgan highway in the Kisai area of Shah Wali Kot district, the governor’s spokesman, Javed Faisal, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The attack also destroyed 10 bombs, five Kalashnikovs, three walkie-talkies and four motorbikes belonging to the dead, he said.

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