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NATO airstrike kills 5 militants in Helmand’s Nawa

NATO airstrike kills 5 militants in Helmand’s Nawa

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Aug 13, 2017 - 18:07

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A NATO airstrike hit a vehicle full of explosives that went off killing five insurgents in the Nawa district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday.

Nawa police chief, 2nd Lt. Abdul Salam, told Pajhwok Afghan News insurgents wanted to transfer weapons and ammunition in a car from Shorshorak area of the district on Saturday night when foreign air forces targeted the vehicle.

Helmand governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, confirmed the air raid that killed five insurgents.

There has been so far no word from insurgents in this regard.

However, Taliban group’s spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmad, wrote on his twitter account that a bomb planted by them ripped through an Afghan National Army (ANA) vehicle in Momin Khan Desert of Nawa, killing 11 soldiers.

But government officials said nothing about the bombing.

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