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Pakistanis among 13 rebels dead in Nangarhar airstrikes, offensive

Pakistanis among 13 rebels dead in Nangarhar airstrikes, offensive

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Jul 13, 2016 - 13:39

JALABAND (Pajhwok): At least 13 Talibaninfo-icon, including four Pakistani, have been killed and 14 others wounded during airstrike and ground offensive in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar Province, an official said on Wednesday.

Police Spokesman Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussin Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the airstrikes carried out Tuesday night in the Sri Ghondi locality.

He did not go into to more details about the clash but a resident said a 12-year-old child was killed due to the Taliban firing in the area.

Governor’s Spokesman Attaullah Khogyani confirmed four Pakistanis were among the dead insurgents.

He said the militants fired a missile on civilians’ house that killed a child. Security forces suffered no causalities, according to officials.

Separately, the Taliban commander Abrhim famous by Mustafa has been arrested with three more militants in Ghani Khilo district by personnel of National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon), a statement from the Spy-Network said.

Sa/nh

 

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