Air strikes kill 5 insurgents in W Afghanistan 2009-02-17 21:20:59   Print

     KABUL, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Air raids against rebels' hideout in west Afghanistan claimed the lives of five armed insurgents and wounded 18 others including women and children, a district chief said Tuesday.

    "These raids carried out against Ghulam Yahya Khan, a rebel commander, in Karizmir village of Gazara district Monday night, killing five armed men and injuring 18 civilians including five women and five children," Alim Khan the district chief of Guzara told Xinhua.

    No military officials were immediately available to make comment on the subject.

    Precision air strikes against Taliban hideout in the northwest Badghis province a day earlier on Sunday left a key Taliban commander Mullah Dastgir and nine of his men dead.

Editor: Fang Yang
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