• publish: 18 November 2015
  • time: 12:06 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 2247

Drone strike kills eight Taliban insurgents in Nangarhar

Local officials say at least eight Taliban insurgents were killed in a foreign airstrike in Nangarhar province on Tuesday night.

The operation took place in Behsood district of the province after they were travelling through the district, a spokesman for the Provincial Governor Attaullah Khogyani said.

However, he did not provide further details.

This comes a day after at least 13 Taliban insurgents, including a shadow governor, were killed in another drone strike in the province.

Hazrat Omar Mashriqiwal, a spokesman for the Provincial Police Chief said the drone strike took place in Khogyani district of the province in which 13 Taliban insurgents including a shadow governor for Khogyani were killed.

“The shadow governor named Noor Ahmad and his men were targeted while they were in a vehicle and preparing for an attack,” Mashriqiwal said.

The Taliban has not yet commented on the incident.

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