27 Militants Killed in Afghan Intensified Airstrikes & Ground Offensive


KABUL, February 10, 2016, a total of 27 militants have been killed in eastern Afghanistan in the latest intensified airstrikes and ground offensives, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

Following a tip-off on Tuesday 9, the Afghan National Army (ANA) air force carried out precision air raids against militants’ hideouts in Gomal districts of eastern Paktika propvince, killing 17 Taliban terrorist.

The Defence ministry in a statement also confirmed the aerial bombardments destroyed a car bomb in the stricken hideout.

According to the statement, the army personnel also killed 10 Islamic State Takfiris during a ground offensive in Rodat district of the neighboring Nangarhar province on the same day.

During the operation, the army soldiers seized five AK 47 automatic guns, two machine guns, a rocket launcher and a telecommunication radio.

No member of security force was hurt during the above raids, the statement added.

The militant groups have in past few weeks suffered huge blows from the intensified Afghan airstrikes and ground offensives.

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