8 members of Pak-based Lashkar-e-Taiba killed in Helmand airstrikes
By Khaama Press - Thu Sep 21 2017, 3:44 pm
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement confirmed the militants were killed in Nawa district of Helmand.
The statement further added that a total of eleven insurgents were killed in the airstrikes, including eight members of Lashkar-e-Taiba.
According to MoD, at least six militants also sustained injuries in the airstrikes.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.
The security situation in Helmand remains tense specifically the Nawa and other strategic districts where the anti-government armed militant groups have carried out numerous major attacks during the recent months with an aim to turn the province into their operational hub.
In the meantime, a report regarding the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in Helmand emerges days after the army officials in Nangarhar said at least two members of Lashkar-e-Islam were killed in a similar airstrikes.
The officials in the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan national army in the East, said the airstrike was carried out in Bandar area of Achin district.