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Drone strike kills 13 including Taliban designated district chief in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: The Taliban designated district chief for Lalpoora was among 13 killed in the NATO drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, said an official on Sunday.

Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, spokesman for Nangarhar police, said that the drone strike targeted the militants group in Machmegi area of Lalpoora district the other day.

“The Taliban designated district chief, Gul Agha, was also among the 13 militants killed in the strike,” he added.

Mashriqiwal said that the group of insurgents was involved in subversive activities in the district.

According to another report, two policemen sustained minor injuries when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Surkhrod district of Nangahar.

An official source in eastern Afghanistan recently termed the drone strikes as effective in fight against militants. The source said that the drone strikes don’t let the Taliban militants to roam in large numbers.

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