Drone strike on Taliban gathering leaves 26 dead in Ghazni


At least twenty six militants were killed in an airstrike on a gathering of the Taliban insurgents in southeastern Ghazni province.

The local officials said Wednesday that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of the restive Andar district.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Arif Noori said the airstrike was carried out late on Tuesday night as score of Taliban insurgents and local leaders had gathered in a meeting.

He said at least 26 insurgents have been killed and more than 20 others have been wounded in the airstrike.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern parts of the country which borders some of the restive provinces in the South.

The Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

The latest airstrike on Taliban gathering in Andar has been carried out amid ongoing counter-terrorism operations against the Taliban and other insurgent groups in the restive parts of the country.


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