May 09, 2018

Over 40 Taliban militants killed in Kandahar airstrikes

By Khaama Press - Tue Feb 13 2018, 9:39 pm

More than 40 Taliban insurgents were killed in a series of airstrikes launched in response to the coordinated attack of the group on Nish district.

According to the local security officials, scores of Taliban insurgents launched a coordinated attack from four different angles in Nish district, sparking heavy gun battle with the security forces.

The Kandahar police secretary Ghorzang Afridi confirmed the attack and said the Afghan forces received air support immediately after the attack was launched.

He said the information received from area indicate that 43 Taliban insurgents were killed and more than 20 others were wounded.

According to Afridi, several vehicles and motorcycles belonging to Taliban insurgents were destroyed and some weapons have been confiscated by the security forces.

In the meantime, the Taliban group claim that two security outposts were captured during the attack and more than 20 security personnel were killed.

However, the local security officials dismiss the Taliban claims as baseless and confirm no casualties were incurred to the security personnel.

This comes as the security situation in southern Kandahar province had improved during the recent years although the anti-government armed elements remain active in some of its neighboring provinces.

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