Taliban shadow governor among 15 killed in airstrike

Kabul, June 14 (IANS) A Taliban shadow provincial governor was killed along with 14 militants in an airstrike in Afghanistan's Kunar province on Sunday, an official said.

"Based on accurate intelligence reports by Afghan forces, a pilotless plane of NATO-led forces carried out an attack on a militant hideout in Dangam district early on Sunday morning, killing 15 militants including Taliban's shadowy governor for Kunar named Omar Zadran," a provincial security official told Xinhua news agency.

Two local Taliban leaders - Mawlawi Hasghar and Shahab Uddin - were among those killed.

The mountainous province, with Asadabad as its capital, 180 km east of Kabul, is a known Taliban hotbed.

Source https://in.news.yahoo.com/taliban-shadow-governor-among-15-killed-airstrike-122212340.html


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