Airstrikes kill seven militants in North Afghanistan

Published: November 12, 2018


KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN: At least seven militants were killed and eight others injured as fighting aircraft targeted Taliban hideout in Dasht-e-Archi district of Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province on Monday, a local official Nasrudin Nazari said.

Acting upon an intelligence report, the fighting aircraft stormed a Taliban center in Qarluq area of Dasht-e-Archi district early Monday morning killing seven insurgents on the spot and wounding eight others, according to the official.

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No civilian was hurt in the sorties, the official added. Taliban militants have yet commented.

Earlier in October, the Taliban vowed to target government security forces in upcoming parliamentary elections, when US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghan leaders to discuss ways to end the 17-year war.

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The same month General Abdul Raziq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor’s compound in Kandahar, officials said.

The local commander of the NDS intelligence service and the Kandahar provincial governor Zalmay Wesa were also killed in the attack.


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