Eight killed in US-led airstrikes in Afghanistan


KABUL: US-led foreign forces launched two separate airstrikes in Afghanistan’s provinces of Paktia and Kandahar killing at least eight people.

Foreign forces carried out an airborne assault in the eastern province of Paktia, situated more than 100 kilometers south of capital Kabul that left four Taliban militants killed, local officials said.

Moreover, four other Taliban members were killed on Friday in the Panjwai district of the southern Kandahar province.

Afghan authorities said the militants were targeted as they were preparing to ambush a convoy of Afghan forces.

The Taliban have not yet confirmed any casualties, and made no comments on the airstrikes.

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