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Afghan air strikes kill 31 Al Qaeda terrorists

As many as 31 Al Qaeda militants were killed in pre-dawn air attacks by Afghan and foreign troops in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, the Defence Ministry said.
Mar 14, 2019
KABUL: As many as 31 Al Qaeda militants were killed in pre-dawn air attacks by Afghan and foreign troops in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, the Defence Ministry said. 
 
"Thirty-one terrorists, including nine suicide bombers and their facilitator Qari Arif," were eliminated in the operation, it said. The air strikes were launched at a base of the militant group in the Giro district of Ghazni  on Wednesday.
 
Ministry spokesperson Qais Mangal said slain militants were "members of Al Qaeda's Indian-subcontinent" branch and were bombed when they were preparing to move to another location in vehicles.
 
Ghazni, one of Afghanistan's most volatile provinces, serves as a passageway for insurgents travelling between the country's southwestern, southeastern and southern provinces.

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