US airstrike leaves 9 militants dead in Afghanistan - + Reuters
KABUL - 13 August 2017: At least nine anti-government militants were killed in an airstrike conducted by the US forces in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan, the local Khaama reported Saturday.
The provincial police commandment in a statement said the airstrike was carried out in the past 24 hours, targeting the insurgents in the vicinity of Jaghatoo district.
The statement added that the militants were travelling in a hatchback type vehicle and in a motorcycle when they were targeted.
According to Maidan Wardak police commandment, the foreign forces based in Afghanistan have increased their air campaign in support of the Afghan forces fighting the Taliban insurgents and other militants in this province.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.
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