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Afghan army helicopters pound militants amid ongoing clashes in Nuristan

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
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Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Afghan army gunships pound militantsThe Afghan Air Force (AAF) helicopters have pounded the anti-government armed militants for several times amid ongoing clashes in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, heavy gun battle continues between the Afghan security forces and the insurgents since two days.

Provincial governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum said at least 15 militants have been killed or wounded during the clashes so far as the Afghan forces are receiving close-air support by army helicopters.

He said the helicopters belonging to the Afghan Air Force (AAF) conducted at least three airstrikes targeting the militants after they launched coordinated in Du’ab district.

There are no reports regarding the possible casualties of the Afghan national security forces as a result of the ongoing clashes.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Nuristan is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militants are actively operating in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

The foreign insurgents including the Pakistani militants are also crossing the Durand Line and conduct insurgency activities against the Afghan government and security forces.

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