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20 insurgents killed in Afghan and US airstrikes in Helmand province

20 insurgents killed in Afghan and US airstrikes in Helmand province

India BloomsNews Service | | 17 Jun 2017, 03:35 pm
Kabul, June 17 (IBNS) : At least 20 insurgents were killed during the airstrikes conducted by the Afghan and US forces in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, state-run Khaama Press said quoting officials..

The airstrikes were carried out late on Thursday in the vicinity of Marjah district of the Helmand.

According to the officials, the airstrikes were carried out on Taliban’s hideouts in Wakil Wazir roundabout.

In the meantime, the provincial government in a statement said additional forces have been deployed to Marjah district in a bid to further step up counter-terrorism operations against the militant groups.

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities.