Airstrike kills 2 Afghan local Taliban leaders

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-11-25 18:39:53

Two local Taliban leaders were killed in an air raid in eastern Afghanistan's Wardak province overnight, the provincial sources said Monday.

"The Taliban local leaders named Noor Sayyed and Ezatullah were killed in an airstrike in Kohna Khumar, a suburb of the provincial capital at early hours of Monday," the provincial government said in a statement.

One other Taliban member was also killed in the bombing in the province, 35 km west of country's capital Kabul, the statement noted.

Earlier on Monday, the Afghan Interior Ministry said that five militants were killed, three wounded and three arrested in a series of military operations in other provinces within the last 24 hours.

The Taliban insurgent group has not made comments so far.

The Taliban-led attacks and unrest had plagued parts of the war- torn country since late April, when the Taliban launched a rebel offensive against Afghan forces and more than 86,000 NATO-led ISAF coalition troops stationed in the country.

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