Afghan airstrikes kill 17 militants in eastern province

Xinhua

30th June, 2020 03:03:21 printer

Afghan airstrikes kill 17 militants in eastern province

A total of 17 militants were confirmed dead as fighting planes targeted a gathering of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s eastern Parwan province on Tuesday, provincial government spokesperson Wahida Shahkar said.

The air raids were launched when more than 200 Taliban insurgents were planning to attack the checkpoints of pro-government militiamen in Koh-e-Safi district in the wee hours of Tuesday, according to the official.

A senior Taliban commander Mohammad Nabi was also among those killed in the strikes, Shahkar said.

Taliban militants who are active in parts of Parwan province have yet to make comment.


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