8 members of Pak-based Lashkar-e-Taiba killed in Helmand airstrikes

airstrikes-in-LogarKABUL: At least eight members of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group were killed in airstrikes conducted in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement confirmed the militants were killed in Nawa district of Helmand.

The statement further added that a total of eleven insurgents were killed in the airstrikes, including eight members of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

According to MoD, at least six militants also sustained injuries in the airstrikes.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

The security situation in Helmand remains tense specifically the Nawa and other strategic districts where the anti-government armed militant groups have carried out numerous major attacks during the recent months with an aim to turn the province into their operational hub.

In the meantime, a report regarding the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in Helmand emerges days after the army officials in Nangarhar said at least two members of Lashkar-e-Islam were killed in a similar airstrikes.

The officials in the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan national army in the East, said the airstrike was carried out in Bandar area of Achin district.

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