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KANDAHAR: Over 25 Taliban fighters, together with 12 Pakistani residents, had been killed in an airstrike by NATO Rescue Help within the Takht-e-Pol city of Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Monday evening.
Jamal Barakzai, a spokesperson for the Kandahar Police Command, stated that the Taliban fighters who had been focused had been planning to launch an assault on Afghan safety forces outposts within the Thoro space of the district.
A number of our bodies had been left behind after the strike and paperwork confirmed that a lot of them had been Pakistani residents.
Police chief of Kandahar, Common Tadeen Khan Achakzai additionally tweeted photos and paperwork of Pakistani residents who had been killed whereas combating together with the Afghan Taliban.
In keeping with Kandahar police 5 extra Taliban had been additionally killed and two wounded in counterattacks by safety forces within the Arghistan district whereas seven Taliban had been killed and 4 injured when assaults had been repelled within the Taghray space of Maruf district of Kandahar.
The Taliban haven’t but commented on any of the incidents. NATO has additionally not commented on the airstrike.
In keeping with the Afghan media, final week, the Taliban had accused the US forces of violating the Doha Settlement for “launching a number of drone strikes in non-combat zones” within the provinces of Helmand, Ghazni and Zabul.
Prior to now, Allied forces have insisted that they’re dedicated to defending the Afghan safety forces in case of Taliban assaults and airstrikes are solely carried out in these cases.