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US airstrike kills 5 rebels in Logar’s Azra district

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US airstrike kills 5 rebels in Logar’s Azra district

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Nov 26, 2017 - 15:14

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Five Talibaninfo-icon insurgents were killed during an airstrike by US forces in the Azra district of central Logar province on Sunday, an official claimed.

Saleem Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the US forces targeted the Taliban’s hideouts in Drai Khony area of the district at around 12:00pm.

He said five insurgents were killed, and several weapons and ammunition were destroyed during the attack.

He added “The airstrike was aimed to eliminate a shadow district chief named Mullahinfo-icon Hayat, but he escaped unhurt and his five associates killed.”

Meanwhile, a member of provincial council Abdul Wali Wakil confirmed the air raid and militants’ casualties.

There has been so far no word from Taliban in this regard.

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