Afghan Officials Confirm Six Militants Killed in US Drone Strike: Reports

© Photo : U.S. Air Force photo/Lt Col Leslie PrattAt least six Taliban fighters were killed during a US-led drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province
At least six Taliban fighters were killed during a US-led drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province - Sputnik International
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Afghan police official stated that at least six Taliban rebels were killed during a US-led drone attack in eastern Nangarhar province.

MOSCOW, November 12 (RIA Novosti) — At least six Taliban fighters were killed during a US-led drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, Afghan police official said Wednesday.

Following the airstrike a Taliban group leader was among those killed, National Police Border Protection Forces spokesperson Edris Momand stated as quoted by Khaama Afghan news agency.

The Taliban chief was identified as Rahman Khan who had been leading a militant group in the area, he added.

According to Momand, a Pakistani citizen was also killed during the airstrike.

Nangarhar is counted to be one of the most unstable regions in eastern Afghanistan due to high Taliban anti-government militant activity conducted in a number of its districts.

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