31 militants killed in E. Afghanistan
Airstrikes against Taliban militants left 25 insurgents dead in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province Monday night, a statement of NATO-led forces released in southeastern region on Tuesday said, Xinhua reported.
It said that based on intelligence report which indicated armed militants' activities in Urgon district of Paktika province aircraft was called in during which 25 militants including some foreign fighters had been killed but the statement did not disclose their nationalities.
In separate incident six Taliban militants were killed as police forces repealed their attacks on police outposts in Jani Khil district of the same province Paktika on Monday night, a police officer who declined to be named told Xinhua.
The official also said that a policeman was also injured in the gunfights lasted for a while.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to make comments.
The hardliner militants have vowed to intensify their assault against government and NATO's interest this year in Afghanistan.
Eastern Afghanistan which borders Pakistan's lawless north and south Wazirustan's tribal areas has been the scene of Taliban-led insurgency over the past couple of years.