July 25, 2014

At least 28 militants killed in eastern Paktiya province

By Sajad - Wed Jun 27, 6:45 pm

According to local authorities in eastern Paktiya province, at least 28 militants were killed following a joint military operation by Afghan and coalition security forces in this province.

Deputy provincial governor Abdul Rahman Mangal said the operations were conducted in Samkanai and Aryub Zazai districts on Tuesday night.

Mr. Mangal further added at least 20 militants were killed in Aryub Zazai district and 8 others were killed in Samkanai district during the operations.

In the meantime a spokesman for the Taliban group Zabiullah Mujahid confirmed the death of 15 Taliban fighters and said Afghan and coalition forces also suffered casualties during the operations.

Aryub Zazai and Samkanai districts are located on the bordering regions with Pakistan which borders Para Chenar and Korm Agency, which is called safe havens for militants by coalition security forces.

This comes as Afghanistan and Pakistan recently accused each other that their regions were used by militants to carry out attacks on military check posts.

In the meantime NATO commander Gen. John Allen has visited Pakistan to discuss the issues of militants in Pakistan which carry out attacks against the coalition security forces.

Ismail Haqmal Khost province.

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