February 08, 2018

Egyptian militant among 19 killed in Kunar province of Afghanistan

By Khaama Press - Tue Nov 01 2016, 5:56 pm

At least 19 militants including an Egyptian national leading the group were killed during the operations in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan (MoD) said Tuesday the militants were killed during the separate operations conducted in Asmar and Dangam districts.

MoD further added that 4 militants were killed and 4 others were wounded during a separate operation conducted in center of Ghor province.

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

This comes as at least 19 militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group were killed in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday the airstrike was carried out in Dangam district and at least 8 militants of the terrorist group were also wounded.

Lashkar-e-Taiba also known as Army of the Righteous, is one of the largest and most proficient of the Kashmir-focused militant groups.

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

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