15 Taliban Militants Killed In Drone Attack In Western Afghanistan

15 Taliban Militants Killed In Drone Attack In Western Afghanistan

HERAT, Afghanistan, Oct 16 (Bernama) — At least 15 Taliban militants were killed in a drone attack by NATO-led coalition forces in western Afghan province of Herat overnight, Xinhua news agency reported.

An Afghan army spokesman said Thursday the airstrike hit a militants’ hideout in Obe district at around midnight, killing the militants including Taliban senior leader Abdul Rahman Maldar.

Those militants were responsible for several attacks on security checkpoints of the Salam hydropower dam in the district and involved in the killing and injuring of more than 80 security personnel over the past one year.

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The attack came as President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai recently ordered security forces in the western region to wipe out militants attempting to jeopardise security at the Salam hydropower dam.

The Taliban has yet to give its comments.

–BERNAMA

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