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12 insurgents killed in 2 drone attacks: Afghan officials

AP
Published : Mar 19, 2017, 9:01 pm IST
Updated : Mar 19, 2017, 9:15 pm IST

Meanwhile 10 other insurgents were killed in separate airstrike in neighbouring Paktia province.

 10 other insurgents were killed in separate airstrike in neighbouring Paktia province, said Zelmai Wesaa, provincial governor for Paktia. (Photo: Representational/AP)
  10 other insurgents were killed in separate airstrike in neighbouring Paktia province, said Zelmai Wesaa, provincial governor for Paktia. (Photo: Representational/AP)

Kabul: Afghan officials say that at least 12 insurgents including two of their commanders have been killed in separate drone attacks in eastern Afghanistan.

Mohammad Rahman Ayaz, spokesman for the provincial governor in eastern Paktia province, said on Sunday that the two insurgent commanders were targeted by a drone while they were travelling in a vehicle on Saturday in the Barmal district.

Meanwhile 10 other insurgents were killed in separate airstrike in neighbouring Paktia province, said Zelmai Wesaa, provincial governor for Paktia.

Wessa added the attack took place in the Dand-e Patan district near the Pakistani border.

Tags: drone attacks, insurgents, rebels
Location: Afghanistan, Kabol, Kabul