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12 militants killed in Afghan airstrike

12 militants killed in Afghan airstrike

The U.S.-led coalition says airstrikes have killed over a dozen militants allegedly involved in the movement of foreign fighters into Afghanistan from Pakistan.
The coalition said in a statement Tuesday that the strikes targeted insurgents linked to a militant leader Siraj Haqqani in eastern Khost province.
It said the airstrikes hit a pair of bunkers on Monday night.
It did not specify exactly how many militants were killed, and it was not immediately possible to get independent confirmation of the casualties.
The insurgents use the inhospitable terrain of eastern Afghanistan as its base of operations and the porous border with Pakistan as a major transit route into the country.


Updated : 2021-05-08 07:13 GMT+08:00