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40 rebels eliminated in Ghazni’s Gilan airstrike

40 rebels eliminated in Ghazni’s Gilan airstrike

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Aug 01, 2016 - 15:41

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Forty Talibaninfo-icon militants were killed and another at least 10 wounded during Afghan forces’ airstrikes on their hideout in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province on Monday, an official said.

Ghazni police chief Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the airstrike targeted a major Taliban hideout before noon.

The rebels also used the facility for training suicide bombers, he said, adding some 35 motorcycles belonging to the insurgents were also destroyed in the air raid.

The Gilan’s district police chief, Lotfullah Kamran, wrote on his Facebook page that 60 rebels had been killed and nine others wounded in the bombardment.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said he was unable to make contact and seek information about the attack because telecommunication services in the area had been suspended.

He said he would inform the media after receiving credible information about the incident.

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