• publish: 17 October 2017
  • time: 10:51 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4895
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Afghan air force kills 26 Haqqani militants in east

Afghan special forces carried out airstrikes upon confirmed tipoff against hideouts of Haqqani militants in eastern Khost province.

The command of Afghan special forces said in statement Tuesday that Afghan special forces carried out airstrikes upon confirmed tipoff against Haqqani terror group militants’ hideouts in eastern Khost province.

The airstrikes took place at around 5 pm local time in Jaji Maydan district of the eastern Khost province, that during which at least 26 members of the terror group were killed.

As a Taliban-linked group of militants, the Haqqani network mostly operating in eastern provinces and capital Kabul, has been responsible for many high-profile attacks against security forces.

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