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Drone strike kill 10 Haqqani network militants in Wardak

By Mirwais Adeel - Thu Jul 16 2015, 1:29 pm

drone strikeAt least ten militants of the Haqqani terrorist network were killed in a drone strike in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the airstrike was carried out early on Thursday morning targeting a gathering of the militants in Torkhel area.

The provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the militants killed in the air raid belonged to Haqqani terrorist network.

In the meantime, a security official said a commander of the militants was also among those killed in the airstrike.

The official further added that the militants had key role in a deadly attack on Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces check post in Jalrez district two weeks ago.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Wardak is among the relatively volatile provinces where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in a number of its districts and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

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