January 18, 2018

Taliban commander among several killed or wounded in Nuristan airstrike

By Ghanizada - Sun Mar 27 2016, 12:57 pm

Afghan Air Force raids in NuristanA Taliban was killed in an airstrike conducted by the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in the restive Nuristan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the Taliban commander has been identified as Taza Gul who was killed along with a number of his militants in the airstrike conducted in Du’ab district.

An Afghan army official serving with the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army confirmed that a Taliban commander was among 18 killed or wounded in the air raid.

This was the second airstrike conducted by the Afghan army in Nuristan province within the past one week.

At least 8 militants were killed and 13 others were wounded in airstrikes carried out by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Du’ab district last week.

The airstrikes are being conducted as as local officials are saying heavy clashes continue since in Du’ab district after the Taliban militants launched coordinated attacks on security posts of the Afghan forces.

The officials further added that the security forces are receiving close-air support from the Afghan Air Force (AAF) as they fight back the militants.

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

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