Airstrike kills 6 insurgents in eastern Afghanistan's Laghman province

2021-03-19 07:36:26 GMT2021-03-19 15:36:26(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

MEHTARLAM, Afghanistan, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Six militants have been confirmed dead and two others injured as military planes pounded a Taliban hideout in Alishing district of Afghanistan's eastern Laghman province on Thursday, said an army statement released here Friday.

The Taliban militants were gathered in Manjan area of the restive Alishing district to attack security checkpoints but the fighting planes in pre-emptive sorties struck the militants, killing six on the spot and injuring two others, the statement said.

The statement noted that the security forces would continue to chase the armed militants.

Taliban militants are yet to make comment. Enditem