8 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, June 11 (IANS) At least eight Taliban militants were killed on Saturday in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

A local government spokesperson said a drone strike targeted a vehicle carrying the Taliban militants, leaving 6 militants dead and their weapons destroyed.

The spokesperson added that the police also ambushed Taliban militants in Pechigaram district of the province, killing two key commanders of the group.

Afghan forces have stepped up attacks on the militant groups who are looking to escalate violence across the country as part of their spring offensive.

–IANS

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