Taliban Commander, Four Others Killed In Airstrike


Kabul: A Taliban commander was killed and four others were injured as government aircraft targeted terrorist-positions in eastern Afghanistan, the police said on Sunday.

The air raids on Taliban hideouts in Batikot district of the eastern Nangarhar province took place on Saturday night. Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rahman was killed in the attack and four of his armed men sustained critical injuries.

A large amount of arms and ammunition of the terrorists were destroyed in the airstrike, the official said.

The statement further added that two more militants were killed in the second airstrike conducted in Achin district. According to the provincial police commandment, the militants killed or wounded in Achin district are all foreigners.

No further details were given regarding the raids and it is yet not clear if the airstrikes were conducted by the US forces or the Afghan Air Force.

It is also not clear if the militants killed in Achin district were loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

However, Taliban terrorists were yet to comment about the airstrike.