February 07, 2018

Taliban loses foreign fighters in Nangarhar drone strike

By Khaama Press - Tue Sep 12 2017, 3:42 pm

The Taliban insurgents have lost foreign fighters fighting in their ranks during an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the militants were killed during an airstrike conducted by the foreign forces on Monday.

The officials further added that the US unmanned aerial vehicles targeted the militants in the vicinity of Lalpur district.

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed that three foreign insurgents fighting in the Taliban ranks were killed in Lalpur on Monday.

The statement further added that the militants killed in the airstrike have been identified as Shalman, Mahaz, and Waqas.

The militants were involved in various terrorist related incidents in Lalpur and other districts of the province, the statement added.

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

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militant groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in some parts of the province during the recent years.

Both the Afghan and US forces conduct regular operations and airstrikes against the militants operating in this province, specifically the ISIS terrorist group which attempts expand their foothold in the restive and remote districts of Nangarhar.

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