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Taliban district chief among 9 rebels perished in US drone strikes

Taliban district chief among 9 rebels perished in US drone strikes

May 18, 2016 - 12:36


GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Nine Talibaninfo-icon, including a shadow district chief, have been killed in two separate drone strikes in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.

Police Chief Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the air raids happened in Gilan and Ab Band districts at around 4:00 and 5:00 am.

 He said eight Taliban from the Mullahinfo-icon Zahir’s group had been killed in the drone strike on the outskirts of Gilan district. Six slain Taliban belonged to Zabul and two were from Gilan.

Separately, Taliban’s shadow district Chief Mohammad Muzmail was killed in a drone attack in the Mohammad Ghous locality of Ab Band district.

According to Amerkhel two more insurgents were wounded in the overnight attack on police-check-post in the Rozai locality of Ghazni City, the provincial capital.


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