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50 Militants killed in U.S Air strikes in Paktia

01 Sep 2018 Rasad News Agency

September 1, 2018

Gardez: At least 50 militants were killed or wounded during the airstrike conducted by the U.S. forces in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan. local official said on Saturday.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the latest airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Syedabad district.

A statement by 203rd Thunder Corps stated that the militants were targeted in Zargul area of the district, leaving at least 30 militants dead.

The statement further added that 22 militants also sustained injuries during the same airstrike.

Paktia province is located in the east of the country. It is divided into thirteen districts and has a population of roughly 525,000 people. Paktia has been among the peaceful provinces since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.


(Rasad News Agency)

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