Afghan official claimed on Thursday that US drone strikes killed at least 30 Arab rebels in a southeastern province of Afghanistan.
The rebels killed in the strikes were Arab bomb makers, according to a statement issued by the media office of the southeastern Paktika province. There was no further information about the incident in the statement.
“The killed Arab militants were working on explosives to prepare bombs for Taliban militants when they came under attack,” the statement noted.
The Afghan Defence Ministry also announced on Thursday that Afghan troops have killed more than 110 Taliban fighters and wounded 52 others in the past 24 hours.
Taliban militants, who have killed thousands of people since their insurgency started in the country in 2001, commonly use Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in their attacks.
In related news, a prosecutor was recently killed and three people were wounded by suspected rebels after a car bomb exploded in Northern Faryab province, Baryalai Basharyar - provincial police director for security - has announced.