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16 dead as ANA aircraft pound Taliban hideout


16 dead as ANA aircraft pound Taliban hideout

Oct 09, 2017 - 19:19

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 16 insurgents were killed and nine others wounded in an airstrike by the Afghan forces in Arghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, the district police chief said on Monday.

Col. Mohammad Eshaq said a major Taliban’s base was bombed and destroyed during the air raid in Ghorpala village and the dead included key Taliban fighters.

In the same district, he said, a landmine blast struck the motorcade of the provincial police chief, killing one Afghan Local Police (ALP) member and injuring another.

A statement from the 209th Shaheen Military Corps confirmed the airstrike in Ghorpala village and said A-29 aircrafts of the Afghan National Army killed dozens of Taliban insurgents and completely destroyed their hideout.