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6 militants killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

ANI | Updated: Jan 17, 2018 23:56 IST

Nangarhar [Afghanistan], Jan. 17 (ANI): At least six militants have been killed in a U.S. airstrike in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, the Khaama press agency reported on Wednesday.

The agency reported that the airstrike was carried out on a vehicle carrying the militants.

"The 201st Silab Corps officials in the East said a vehicle carrying armed militants was seen and targeted in the vicinity of Dandu Nokar Khel area, leaving six militants dead. The vehicle is totally destroyed," the agency quoted a military source as saying.

The U.S. warplanes have carried out hundreds of airstrikes in different parts of Afghanistan, while its special forces conducted ground operations, particularly in Nangarhar province.

As per the new Afghan strategy of the U.S. administration, which US President Donald Trump announced in August last year, the forces have intensified the attacks against Taliban and the number of soldiers has gone up as well.

Currently, about 14,000 U.S. soldiers have been stationed in Afghanistan. (ANI)