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33 militants claimed killed in Paktia airstrikes

33 militants claimed killed in Paktia airstrikes

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May 10, 2018 - 16:03

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Thirty-three Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed and another 16 wounded in Afghan forces’ airstrikes in Zazi-Aryub district of southern Paktia province, an official said Thursday.

The airstrikes were carried out in Surkh Gul Dara, Zghani and Roydaro areas of the district based on intelligence reports, said Abdullah Hasrat, the governor’s spokesman.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan that 33 militants were killed and 16 others were wounded in the airstrike.

Quoting local residents, Hasrat said the militants had come from across the Durand Lineinfo-icon and wanted to plan destructive activities.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban’s spokesman, confirmed the airstrike and said the militants were traveling in two vehicles when came under attack. He said five rebels were killed and seven others were wounded.

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