Foreign militants among 18 killed in Nangarhar airstrike

Eighteen Taliban, including foreign militants, have been killed in airstrikes in the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.

Governor Ziaul-Haq Amarkhel on his twitter post said: “Notorious, foreign commanders were among those killed in the Wali Naw locality.”

They planned to attack security check-posts, but they were killed in a preemptive strike before they could launch attack, their bodies are in the area, he added.

The Taliban have not spoken about the incident.