Two High Ranking Taliban Leaders, Tangna & Haji Gul Killed in Laghman Airstrikes

Two high ranking Taliban leaders identified as Tangna and Haji Gul were among the fourteen (14) terror operatives killed in airstrikes conducted in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.

Officials in the 201st Silab Corps of the army in the East showed that the militants were targeted in the past 24 hours during the counter-terrorism clearance operations.

The officials further added that the terror operatives were attempting to smuggle weapons and ammunitions when they were struck.

At least four insurgents were also wounded and several weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the airstrikes, the officials said.

Humiliated anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.

Laghman is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militant groups have increased their insurgency activities in some parts of the province during the recent years.

At least eight Taliban insurgents including their key local commanders were killed in a drone strike conducted by the US forces in this province earlier this month.

Three senior local Taliban leaders with two of them identified as Shah Jahan and Taza Gul were among those killed in the airstrike, according to the local officials.

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