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Drone strikes leave at least 15 militants dead in Afghanistan

Drone strikes leave at least 15 militants dead in Afghanistan

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Dec 2018, 07:16 am

Kabul, Dec 13 (IBNS) : The U.S. forces have carried out a series of airstrikes in southeastern Ghazni and Paktika provinces of the country, leaving at least 15 militants dead.

Local Khaama Press quoted the Afghan Military as saying in a  statement that  the U.S. forces carried out airstrikes using unmanned aerial vehicles in Gomar district of Paktika province.

The statement further added that the airstrikes were carried out in SyedKhel, Chahar Baran, and Zuhda areas of the district, leaving at least 12 militants dead.

Similarly,the U.S. forces carried out airstrikes in Andar district of Ghazni province which left at least 3 militants dead.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps, a motorcycle and a Ak-47 rifle of the militants were also destroyed in the airstrikes.

Both Ghazni and Paktika provinces are among the relatively volatile provinces in Southeast of Afghanistan where Taliban militants and other groups are active in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.