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15 militants eliminated in Paktia airstrikes by US forces

15 militants eliminated in Paktia airstrikes by US forces

Oct 11, 2017 - 12:47

GARDEZ (Pajhowk): At least 15 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed in two airstrike by the US military in southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Wednesday.

Col. Kamin Shinwari, police chief for Syed Karam district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the foreign forces raided a Taliban base in Bokra area on Tuesday night.

He said 11 militants were killed, two others wounded, and weapons and ammunition belonging to rebels destroyed as a result of the strike.

Separately, police spokesman Sardar Wali Tabasom said the US forces carried out the airstrike in Wach Ghrak area of Ahmadabad district. Four insurgents were killed and three others wounded.

In Kabulinfo-icon, a statement from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that 15 militants had been killed in Syed Karam and Ahmadabad districts.

The Taliban have said nothing thus far about the fatalities.



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