17 Haqqani members killed in NDS operation

At least 17 members of the Haqqani Network have been killed in an operation by the NDS in Khost province, the NDS said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the operation was conducted in parts of Khost, particularly in the Zumbar Clinic area.

Sabil Ahmad, a Haqqani commander, was also killed in the raids.

The statement said that a woman and her child died when an IED, that the woman was carrying, exploded.

The statement added that the Haqqani Network had planned to use the IED against security forces.

Meanwhile, NDS forces also killed a senior member of Al-Qaeda for the Indian continent and another member of the Taliban in the Gilan district of Paktika province.

The Al-Qaeda member was identified as Sawlat Bed Altajiki also known as Abu Mohammad Altajiki, and the Taliban member was identified as Hazrat Ali also known as Hamza.