Afghanistan :15 Killed in NATO air strike

NATO said it had killed at least 15 insurgents in an air strike in northeast Afghanistan on Friday.

The NATO-run International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement: “After positively identifying insurgents setting up what has been known as a historical attack position in the area an air weapons team engaged them, resulting in 15 insurgents killed,”

“Initial reports indicate all rounds were on target and there were no injuries to civilians in the area,” the force added

The force said in a statement, referring to Taliban-linked insurgent groups “More importantly, the security force captured or killed more than 105 Haqqani Network and Taliban leaders,”.

“These leadership figures include shadow governors, leaders, sub-leaders and weapons facilitators.”

The statement could not be independently verified.