47 militants killed in southern Afghanistan
24 Oct 2015 - 14:42
Kabul: About 47 Taliban militants were killed after Afghan army helicopters struck their positions in outskirts of Lashkar Gah, capital of southern Helmand province, an army source said on Saturday.
"The army gunships pounded Taliban hideouts in Loya Hadera, Khodyrahim and Charbagh localities in Baba Jee area outside of Lashkar Gah last night, killing 47 armed insurgents," Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Rassoul Zazai, spokesman of army Corp 215 Maiwand said.
Sporadic clashes have been continuing in Baba Jee over the past one week as the militants launched massive attacks to take control of outer sides of Lashkar Gah, some 555 km south of Afghan capital, and put pressure on security forces.