Seven Afghan militants killed in coalition drone strike

Kabul, May 10 (IANS) Seven Taliban militants were killed after an unmanned plane of the NATO-led coalition forces struck a vehicle in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday.

“Based on a tip-off, a coalition forces’ drone carried out an air raid against a vehicle running in Nah-r-Sufi locality of Chahar Dara district on Monday night. The air strike left seven militants killed and two other militants injured,” district Governor Zulmai Farooqi told Xinhua.

In another development, a Taliban military chief named Abdul Jabar Mardan for the neighbouring Baghan province was killed during a special operation conducted by Afghan forces on Monday evening, an official told Xinhua earlier on Tuesday.



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