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8 rebels eliminated in Badghis airstrikes

8 rebels eliminated in Badghis airstrikes

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Jul 17, 2016 - 11:49

QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): At least eight militants have been killed and 12 others wounded in Afghan forces airstrikes in the Jawand district of northwestern Badghis province, a local representative claimed on Sunday.

Farid Akhzai, the Provincial Council (PC) member and resident of Jawand district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the air raid conducted in Qanduq locality on Saturday night on the insurgents’ hideout.

He said the militants held a meeting to plan an attack on the Jawand district centre when targeted by Afghan forces.

Militants have not yet commented about the incident.

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