28 August 2017

News Story: 6 militants killed in eastern Afghan raid

KABUL, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Six militants, including an al-Qaida weapons and cash facilitator, were killed in Nangarhar, eastern Afghanistan overnight, the Afghan military said on Sunday.

"On a confirmed tip off, Afghan Special Operation Forces launched a raid to capture a senior al-Qaida facilitator in Lal Poor district, eastern Nangarhar province at 12:30 (local time) Saturday and the raid ended at 02:50 Sunday. As a result six militants, including the targeted man, were killed," the command of Special Forces said in a statement.

An additional four militants were captured and the security forces seized weapons and ammunition together with two telecommunication radios, the statement added.

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