Airstrike Kills Four Militants In W. Afghanistan

FARAH, Afghanistan, Oct 12 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Four militants, including a Taliban shadow district chief, were killed, in an airstrike, in Afghanistan’s western Farah province, on Friday night, local police said today.

“The strike targeted a running vehicle in Urfabad village of Bala Buluk district, roughly at 8:30 p.m. local time Friday. As a result, Mullah Bari, his son and two of his associates were dead,” provincial police said.

The deceased Taliban local leader Bari, who served as the militants’ shadow chief of neighbouring Khaki Safed district, was found to be involved in a string of attacks against security forces in Farah.

The militants’ vehicle was also destroyed in the sortie and no civilian was near the site when the strike was conducted, according to the statement.

Taliban militants, controlling parts of Farah, use rugged terrains and mountains as hideouts, and frequently launch hit-and-run attacks against security forces.– NNN-AGENCIES