Publish dateTuesday 20 August 2019 - 02:02
Story Code : 190262
Afghan Taliban shadow district chief among 5 killed in airstrikes
Five militants including a Taliban shadow governor for Azra district of the eastern Logar province were killed as fighting aircraft targeted the armed group's hideout Sunday evening, provincial police spokesman Shahpor Ahmadzai said Monday.
"The airstrikes were launched at 7:30 p.m. local time on Sunday against Taliban hideout in Azra district, killing the shadow district governor Mawlawi Mohammad Allah and four others on the spot," Ahmadzai told media.
One of those killed in the raids has been identified as Mawlawi Amanullah, a Taliban fighter who was released from a government prison recently and rejoined the Taliban group in Logar province, the official added.
Taliban militants have not made comments yet.
Post a comment
Your Name
Your Email Address