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11 militants eliminated in Ghazni airstrikes

11 militants eliminated in Ghazni airstrikes

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Oct 22, 2016 - 13:47

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least 11 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed and four others wounded during an attack in southern Ghazni province, an official said Saturday.

Ghazni Police Chief, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, told a press conference that the militants were killed in Afghan forces’ airstrikes before they target security posts in Deh Yak district on Friday night.

Jan Mohammad, a resident of the area, said “I heard airplanes circling on our area, then a heavy explosion occurred, but I don’t know what happened,”

However, a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mojahid said that no any Taliban member was killed in Deh Yak district on Friday night.

“I contacted the Taliban in the area, they assured me that no any of their member was killed in an explosion that happened in Deh Yak,” he said.

According to another report, 160 kilograms of drugs recovered in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province.

Police chief, Aminullah Amarkhel said that the drugs contained 112 kilograms heroin and 48 kilograms seized from two smugglers who opened fire on police to escape. Both the smugglers were killed in retaliatory firing.

No any smuggler would be allowed to traffic drugs through Ghazni to other provinces, he said.

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