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6 heroin labs destroyed in Nangarhar airstrike


6 heroin labs destroyed in Nangarhar airstrike

Oct 14, 2016 - 15:30

JALALABAD CITY (Pajhwok): Six heroin-making factories have been destroyed in an airstrike by security forces in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday.    

Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the Ministry of Interior’s counter-narcotics units conducted the air raid in Khwazakhel locality, resulting in the demolition of six heroin laboratories.

The operation began at around 8:00pm and lasted till 3:00am, he said, adding a drug trafficker was also killed during the raid. The security personnel recovered some weapons.

Israr, a resident who saw the raiding party and choppers last night in his area, said the security forces attacked the spot where drug factories were located.