Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Over a dozen Taliban perish in Badakhshan airstrike

Over a dozen Taliban perish in Badakhshan airstrike

Jul 27, 2015 - 18:02

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 13 Talibaninfo-icon have been killed and six others wounded in an airstrike by the Afghan Air Force in the the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday.

Deputy police chief Col. Shaki Dad Haidari told Pajhwok Afghan News the bombardment took place late on Sunday. Two children were killed by rockets fired by the Taliban, he alleged.

Dawlat Mohammad Khawar, the town’s administrative chief, said a huge cache of weapons and ammunitions had been destroyed in the air assault.

Security forces and Taliban have been locked in heavy clashes in the Tirgaran locality of the district for four days and finally the military post fell to insurgents with more than 100 security personnel held captive by the group.

However, the provincial police chief accused the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and border guards of surrendering to the Taliban in Warduj district.

Gen. Baba Jan absolved police and blamed Nazirullah Shah, a senior border police official in the north, and ALP for reaching a shameful deal with the enemy and handing them over a strategically important base.

On his facebook wall, he questioned the surrender of border police and ALP commanders at a time when they did not run short of weapons and other equipment.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.




Twitter Update