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Eight Taliban Insurgents Killed in Nangarhar Drone Strike

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Air-DroneAt least eight Taliban insurgents were killed in s foreign troops drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday night, local officials said.

The operation took place in Behsood district of the province after they were travelling through the district, a spokesman for the Provincial Governor Attaullah Khogyani said.

However, he did not provide further details.

This comes a day after at least 13 Taliban insurgents, including a shadow governor, were killed in another drone strike in the province.

Hazrat Omar Mashriqiwal, a spokesman for the Provincial Police Chief said the drone strike took place in Khogyani district of the province in which 13 Taliban insurgents including a shadow governor for Khogyani were killed.

"The shadow governor named Noor Ahmad and his men were targeted while they were in a vehicle and preparing for an attack," Mashriqiwal said.

The Taliban has not yet commented on the incident.