9 Haqqani, al-Qaeda members killed in Ghazni, Paktika

Staff Report

KABUL -- Afghan troops killed at least nine Haqqani Network and al-Qaeda militants in Ghazni and Paktika provinces, respectively, media reported Sunday (April 9).

An Afghan air force strike killed six Haqqani Network members, including two commanders, in Gero District, Ghazni Province, said provincial police chief Aminullah Amarkhil.

Another air strike in Jani Khel District, Paktika Province, killed at least three al-Qaeda militants, said the Ministry of Defence (MoD), according to Khaama Press.

At least eight Taliban and eight "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) were also killed in Kunduz and Nangarhar provinces, respectively, added the MoD.

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