World Bulletin/News Desk
A drone strike carried out by NATO-led forces killed a local Taliban leader in the Ghazni province of Afghanistan, Afghan authorities said.
The airstrike was carried out in the Gero district and killed a Taliban leader identified as Mullah Khorayee.
According to district Police chief Abdul Rahman three other militants were also killed and and several others injured. He dismissed any report of civilian casualties.
“The airstrike was in Pol-e-Gero area, further investigation is underway to find out if the missile has hit any foreign militants too,” Rahman told The Anadolu Agency.
International coalition forces have recently increased their drone strikes on Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force ended its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan on Sunday.
From Jan. 1, 2015, the mission will evolve into training and advising the nascent Afghan security forces. The 13,000 foreign troops for the Resolute Support Mission will come from 28 NATO allies and 14 other partner nations.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Aralık 2014, 13:53