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A dozen Taliban killed in Paktika, Paktia airstrikes

A dozen Taliban killed in Paktika, Paktia airstrikes

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Aug 15, 2016 - 19:59

SHARANA/GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least 12 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed and several others wounded in airstrikes by foreign forces in southeastern Paktika and Paktia provinces, an official said on Monday.

Baz Khan, the Yusafkhel district police chief in Paktika, told Pajhwok Afghan News that foreign forces carried out airstrikes late last night in Gergahna area of the district and Spin village of Omna district.

He said eight insurgents were killed in the airstrikes and five dead bodies of the rebels remained in the areas.

Similarly, a resident of Paktika’s Khoshmand district, Abdul Manan, told Pajhwok Afghan News that foreign forces conducted an operation on the house of a Taliban commander named Wafadar in the district’s Panah Gir area. He said Wafadar was killed along with three accomplices in the operation.

Paktika deputy police chief Abdul Rauf Masood confirmed the airstrikes in Yusafkhel and the operation in Khoshamand districts. He said the rebels had sustained heavy casualties in the operations, but did not provide any figures.

In neighbouring Paktia province, airstrikes were carried out against Taliban militants in the Chamkani district.

Paktia governor’s spokesman Naqib Ahmad Atal said four Taliban militats were killed and three others wounded in the airstrikes.

The Taliban have so far said nothing regarding these incidents.

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