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ANA airstrikes leave several IS, Taliban fighters dead

ANA airstrikes leave several IS, Taliban fighters dead

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May 30, 2015 - 15:11

FARAH CITY/ KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least 16 insurgents belonging to Talibaninfo-icon and Islamic State (IS) have been killed in air strikes in western Farah province, an official said on Saturday.

Mohammad Hanif Rezaee, a spokesman for the 207th Zafar Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Afghan National Army (ANA) jets targeted Sargzan, Gulshtar, Dahna Jamal, Ghazi and Dahna Kashanak areas of Anardara district late Friday.

He claimed at least 16 insurgents had been eliminated in the bombardment while five vehicles and weapons’ cache had also been destroyed in the air assault.

Samadyar, the town’s administrative chief, confirmed the airstrikes, but did not have information about casualties.

But Abdul Qadoos, a resident of the locality, said only four fighters belonging to IS had been killed in ANA attack.

In southeastern Khost province, militants killed a border police official after he was kidnapped from his house. Javed Joshan, the Alishero administrative chief, said the slain official Bakhtullah was staff sergeant.

Taliban claimed credit for killing of Afghan service-member. 

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