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Five militants killed in Logar

AT News Report-KABUL: The US Air Force in an airstrikes conducted in Charkh district of central Logar province, have killed five Taliban insurgents, local officials said on Saturday.

However, four residents had also received injuries in the air operation.

The Provincial Governor Spokesman, Salim Saleh said the US Air Force targeted a house in the Pangram area of the district on Friday night, in which five insurgents were killed and two other sustained injuries.

According to Saleh, some light and heavy weapons and ammunitions of the militants were also destroyed in the midnight airstrikes.

The Taliban insurgents were hided in residents house when the US forces targeted them, in which six house of residents were also destroyed—rejecting civilian casualties in the operation.

“Many militants were killed in the bombardment,” Syed Baqir, a resident of the area quoted by Pajhwok Afghan News, as saying,

Contradicting to officials saying, he said four civilians have also been sustained injuries in the incident.

However, the Taliban militants have yet to comment into the matter.

Separately, based on media reports, a shopkeeper on Saturday morning has been shot dead inside his shop in the capital city of southern Ghazni province. According to security officials, the shopkeeper has killed through a sniper and the attacker has escaped the area. Prior to this two other individuals were also killed by using a hidden shooter during the past three days. Killing of three individuals within three days in the same city through sniper and fleeing of the attacker is really a serious challenge for the security forces. Comprehensive security plan to secure lives and properties of general masses around the country is very much needed. The government and our international partners must put all efforts on cards to eliminate all types of terrorism and organized crimes across the country.


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