31 Taliban militants dead in Helmand
12 Mar 2017 - 21:07
Kabul: At least 31 insurgents were killed in a series of air strikes conducted by the Afghan and foreign forces in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government media office said in a statement that the air strikes were carried out in the provincial capital city of Lashkargah, Nad-e-Ali, and Garamser districts.
The statement further added that 11 militants were killed after they were targeted by the Afghan forces in Bolan Mandawi area of Lashkargah and at least three others were wounded, Afghan Khamma Press reported.
At least eight Taliban insurgents were killed and six others were wounded during a separate operation in Nad-e-Ali district.
According to the provincial government, several areas were cleared during the operations in Nad-e-Ali and dozens of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) were destroyed.
The statement also added that twelve insurgents including a local leader of the group identified as Mullah Ewaz were killed in an airstrike conducted by the foreign forces in Hussainabad area of Garamser district. A vehicle belonging to the militants was also totally destroyed after it was hit by the airstrike, the statement said.