Airstrike by US kills 11 Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan

Airstrike conducted by US, Kills 11 Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan

Kabul/Afghanistan,September 9: Eleven Taliban insurgents have been killed in an airstrike, conducted by the United State force in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

According to reports,The government officials stated that the airstrike was carried out late on Thursday afternoon in the vicinity of Bati Kot district,

officials further stated that “The militants were hanging out in the area when they were targeted, leaving eleven of them dead and one more wounded,”

The provincial government issued a statement confirming the airstrike, in which several weapons belonging to theTaliban insurgents were also destroyed. Taliban has not commented so far.

Earlier, at least eleven Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khorasan (ISIS-K) insurgents were killed in an airstrike in Nangarhar province.

Anti-ISIS as well as anti-Taliban operations are underway to eliminate the presence of ISIS affiliates in Nangarhar province and the U.S. forces are providing airstrikes support to the Afghan forces during the operations. (ANI)