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Afghanistan: 12 insurgents killed in two drone attacks

One attack happened in Paktika province and the other in Paktia province.

world Updated: Mar 20, 2017 15:10 IST
Security forces inspect the site of attack on a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 8.
Security forces inspect the site of attack on a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 8.(AP File Photo)

Afghan officials say that at least 12 insurgents including two of their commanders have been killed in separate drone attacks in eastern Afghanistan.

Mohammad Rahman Ayaz, spokesman for the provincial governor in eastern Paktika province, said Sunday that the two insurgent commanders were targeted by a drone while they were travelling in a vehicle Saturday in the Barmal district.

Meanwhile 10 other insurgents were killed in separate airstrike in neighbouring Paktia province, said Zelmai Wesaa, provincial governor for Paktia. Wessa added the attack took place in the Dand-e Patan district near the Pakistani border.