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Taliban shadow district chief among 27 dead in Helmand airstrikes

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Taliban shadow district chief among 27 dead in Helmand airstrikes

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Jul 19, 2016 - 15:00

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 27 Talibaninfo-icon, including the group administrative chief of Sangin district, have been killed in security forces airstrikes in southern Helmand province, an official said on Tuesday.

Lt. Col. Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, spokesman for 215th Maiwand Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News the airstrikes were conducted late on Monday in Sangin district.

He said Maulviinfo-icon Noor Agha, the Taliban’s shadow district chief, and 15 other fighters were killed and as many wounded in the airstrikes. The insurgents’ vehicle was also destroyed, he added.

 Separately, 11 more rebels were eliminated and a cache of weapons was destroyed in air raids in Gerishk district. Among the dead was Mullahinfo-icon Mir Hamza, the Taliban local council’s commission head.

But the Taliban claimed to have captured the Sangin district and killed security officials.

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