According to local authorities in eastern Khost province, at least 2 militant suspects who were planting roadside bombs were killed and another suspect was injured following an air raid by coalition security forces in this province.

The officials further added, the militants were killed and injured at Deri area in central region of eastern Khost province.

Provincial Security Chief for eastern Khost province Gen. Mohammad Yaqoob said, the incident took place around 9 pm local time on Saturday night.

Gen. Yaqoob further added, the militants were recognized by NATO troops while they were conducting air patrol.

He also added, the dead bodies of the militants were handed over to the local residents.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force officials and Taliban group yet to comment regarding the air raid and militants casualties in this province.

This comes as another 3 militants who were planting improvised explosive device were killed Madikhel area following a NATO air raid ten days earlier.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.