A-29s carry out deadly airstrikes on Taliban in Nuristan leaving over 50 dead
By Khaama Press - Sat Sep 09 2017, 5:34 pm
The provincial police chief of Nuristan General Mohiuddin Sarwari confirmed that the airstrikes were carried out on Friday in the vicinity of Barg-e-Matal district.
Gen. Mohiuddin further added that the information received by Nuristan police indicates at least fifty five Taliban insurgents were killed.
He said two senior leaders of the Taliban group identified as Ismail and Fazal Karim were also among those killed.
Gen. Sarwari said several weapons of the Taliban insurgents including a 82mm artillery of them was also destroyed.
In the meantime, the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in the East said the airstrikes were carried out using the A-29 Super Tucano aircrafts.
The source further added that the raids were conducted as scores of Taliban insurgents had gathered in the area.
However, the Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid rejected that the Taliban insurgents were killed in the airstrikes and said the bombs dropped by the planes only landed in the jungles without causing any casualties to the Taliban militants.