30 May 2016

News Story: Afghan army kills 2 Taliban local leaders in S. province

KABUL, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Two local Taliban leaders were killed Saturday after Afghan army struck a militants' hideout in southern province of Uruzgan, the country's Defense Ministry said Sunday.

The Afghan National Army pounded a Taliban hideout in Chora district by several artillery rounds, killing Maulawi Jan Aqa, Taliban shadow governor for neighboring Daykundi province, and Assadullah alias Shekaib, head of military commission of Taliban in Uruzgan, the ministry said in a statement.

The statement said that three militants were also wounded as a result of the strike.

Read the full story at Xinhua