Afghan airstrikes kill 17 militants in eastern province

Jun 30, 2020

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Afghan airstrikes kill 17 militants in eastern province

Charikar (Afghanistan), June 30: 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 WahidaShahkar 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.
Source: Xinhua News Agency