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7 rebels eliminated in Paktia airstrike

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7 rebels eliminated in Paktia airstrike

Jul 09, 2017 - 11:37

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least seven insurgents have been killed during an airstrike by US forces in the Zurmat district while three smugglers were held in southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Sunday.

Abdullah Hasrat, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News Seven militants eliminated as a result of US forces airstrike in Mamozaio area of the district on Saturday evening.

But the Talibaninfo-icon’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahicd, rejected the claims and said their fighters suffered no casualties in Zurmat district.

According to another report, police has arrested three drug traffickers in the 2nd police district of Gardez city, the provincial capital.

Police chief, Sardar Wali Tabasom, said over four kilograms of heroin, one Kalashnikov and five grams crystal substance was recovered from the detainees in Shakarkhelo area.

He said the detainees had confessed the smuggling of illicit substance during initial investigation.


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