• publish: 18 October 2017
  • time: 9:40 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 4924

In Nangarhar province two Taliban leaders killed in US drone strike

Two Taliban leaders were killed in Nangarhar following the strike conducted by the US drones.

The provincial government media office said Tuesday that the airstrike was carried out in the past 24 hours in Bati Kot district.

The militants were targeted in Ghandi Kalai area of the district.

The Taliban leaders killed in the airstrike have been identified as Faisal and Obaidullah.

A motorcycle of the militants and some weapons were also destroyed.

In the meantime, the provincial government said a militant affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group was killed during the clashes with the security forces in Haska Mina district.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

This comes as the Afghan security forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the IS and other insurgent groups in this province.

The US forces based in Afghanistan also support the Afghan forces in their fight against the terrorist groups and often carry out airstrikes to suppress the insurgency of the terror groups.


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