Nangarhar: Nato Airstrike Kills 6 Insurgents
[Tolo News] At least six beturbanned goons were killed in NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
-led Arclight airstrike as they attacked an official's compound in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province on Sunday afternoon, local officials said Monday.

The incident took place around 2:45pm in the Hesarak district of Nangarhar province while the beturbanned goons were firing heavy arms at the district governor's compound, provincial front man Ahamad Zia Abdulzai told TOLOnews.

The Afghan and NATO security forces launched a military counter-attack in which a NATO helicopter targeted the thugs, killing 6 thugs.

The clash ended after the NATO helicopter fired on the thugs, he said.

There were no Afghan or NATO security forces, or civilian, casualties during the clash, he added.

Violence has increased in the province with at least six schools forced to close in the Khogyani district of the province after threats from local thugs.

The Taliban threatened harm against the schools occupants in retaliation for the arrest of a fellow thug, local officials said.

The circumstances of the arrest of a local school teacher by security forces are not clear; however, his release is being demanded by the Taliban beturbanned goons in the area, an official said.

Nangarhar provincial front man Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said that the teacher was tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
based on evidence but a delegation has been sent to Khogyani district to investigate further.

The district has around 55 schools, officials said.

Posted by: Fred 2012-05-08