Afghan Airstrikes Kill Eight Militants In Southern Helmand Province

LASHKAR GAH, Feb 23 (NNN-AGENCIES) – A total of eight militants have been confirmed dead, as fighting planes struck a Taliban hideout in Nahr-e-Saraj district, of the southern Helmand province, yesterday, said an army statement, released here today.

Acting on a tip off, the fighting planes targeted a hideout of Taliban militants, in Nahr-e-Saraj district late yesterday, killing eight insurgents on the spot, the statement said.

Without providing more details, the statement added that, the security forces, with the support of the air force, would continue to target the armed insurgents elsewhere in the country.

Taliban militants, who are active in parts of the province, have yet to make comments.– NNN-AGENCIES