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3 insurgents killed in ISAF airstrike

3 insurgents killed in ISAF airstrike

May 30, 2013 - 15:39

KUNDUZ CITY (PANinfo-icon): Three militants were killed in an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon), while as many suspects detained in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday.

The fighters were killed on Wednesday night when ISAF aircraft bombed a Talibaninfo-icon hideout in the Damshakh area of Dasht-i-Archi district, government official Nasruddin Nazari told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The insurgents -- Ghulam Dastagir, Siddique and Mohammad Alam -- had been carrying out disruptive activities and operations against the government, he said.

Meanwhile, a statement from ISAF said an Afghan and coalition security force arrested three fighters during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Dasht-i-Archi district.

A group of fighters opened fire on the security force during the operation. The security personnel returned fire, killing the fighters, the statement added.

The security force also seized two AK-47s, one sub-machine gun, one rocket-propelled grenade launcher and eight rocket-propelled grenades, the statement concluded.





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