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20 Taliban insurgents killed in Kunduz drone strike

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 17, 2016, 4:13 pm IST
Updated May 17, 2016, 4:13 pm IST
Hejratullah Akbari, provincial police spokesman, said that two vehicles were targeted around 10 am local time in Mullah Quli area (Photo: AFP/ Representational Image)
 Hejratullah Akbari, provincial police spokesman, said that two vehicles were targeted around 10 am local time in Mullah Quli area (Photo: AFP/ Representational Image)

Kabul: At least 20 Taliban insurgents were killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Tuesday.

The airstrike was carried out earlier on Tuesday in Dasht-e-Archi district targeting two vehicles of the Taliban insurgents, reports the Khaama Press.

Hejratullah Akbari, provincial police spokesman, said that two vehicles were targeted around 10 am local time in Mullah Quli area. Akbari said that preliminary reports suggested a number of Taliban commanders were also among those killed in the airstrike.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in the region were anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating. In a bid to capture key parts of Kunduz province, the Taliban militants launched a major offensive during the recent weeks.

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Location: Afghanistan, Kabol, Kabul




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