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55 rebels killed in Nuristan airstrike

55 rebels killed in Nuristan airstrike

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:14

PARON (Pajhwok): At least 55 militants have been killed in airstrike in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Saturday.

Police Chief Muhaiuddin Sarwari told Pajhwok Afghan News 300 Taliban gathered around the Barg-i-Matal district centre over the past few days and staged periodical attacks.

He added some 55 insurgents, including two groups’ commanders Mohammad Ismael and Fazal Karim, were killed in the Friday airstrike conducted by Afghan forces.

He said the airstrike destroyed weapons of militants which included machine gun, anti-aircraft gun and seven rockets.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid rejected the Taliban casualties in the airstrike and said the Taliban suffered no losses in the airstrike and all bombs were dropped on Jangles.