Sat, Sep

48 militants killed, 36 wounded in Paktika airstrikes

afghan-helicopterAfghan Air Force raidsAt least 48 militants were killed in separate airstrikes in Paktika province in southeastern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

The airstrikes targeted the hideouts of the militants in Giyan and Zeruk districts, MoD said, adding that a commander of the group identified as Henzullah was among those killed.
The defense ministry further added that 36 militants were also wounded in the airstrikes and various weapons, ammunition and explosives belonging to the militants were destroyed.