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Alqaeda members among 20 rebels killed in Nangarhar

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Alqaeda members among 20 rebels killed in Nangarhar

Apr 24, 2018 - 15:22

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty militants, including two Alqaeda members, have been killed in security forces operations and airstrikes in the Sherzad and Khogyano districts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces have conducted search operation in the Zavi locality of Khogyano district on Monday night.

Eighteen Talibaninfo-icon had been killed, four others injured while three more suspected individuals had been arrested during the operation, he added.

Civilians have suffered no harm during the operation while some weapons belonged to the rebels had been destroyed during the raid.

Separately, two Alqaeda members have been killed in US forces airstrike in the Sherzad district.

According to Khogyani the strike happened in the Gadkhel locality which destroyed rebels’ vehicles and weapons.

Militants have not spoken about the incident.


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