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9 Daesh, Taliban insurgents perish in Nangarhar raids

9 Daesh, Taliban insurgents perish in Nangarhar raids

Dec 16, 2017 - 19:12

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some nine insurgents have been killed and another four injured separately during special operations on the outskirts of Khogyani district in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.

The Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News special air forces conducted an airstrike on Talibaninfo-icon militants’ hideouts in Tatang area of the district.

He said four rebels were perished in the pounding and one of their key commanders detained.

According to him, the special unit personnel had also arrested seven other suspected individuals during the operation.

In the meantime, joint security forces have also carried out an operation in the same district, leaving five Daesh fighters killed and another four injured, he said.

Khogyani added the dead bodies of the militants were still lying at the scene. About four anti-tank mines were also discovered and diffused during the operation.

There has been so far no word from Daesh militant group in this regard.

It’s pertinent to mention here that a clearing operation has been launched against Daesh and Taliban insurgents in Khogyani district six days back.



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