NATO: 115 Killed in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province

Toll Is From 'Series of Multiple, Smaller Operations,' Officials Say

In a statement issued today, NATO reported that troops have killed at least 115 “insurgents” in an attack on the Kunar Province. One NATO soldier was also slain in the attacks, but there were no reports of any Afghan soldier deaths.

The offensive was a “series of multiple, smaller operations” since last weekend, insisted the NATO spokesman, saying that the operation included a number of long-range bombers.

Attacks against the Kunar Province in recent days have included offensives from militants operating inside Pakistan. The Pakistani government has also complained of offensives against their villages near the border from militants operating in Kunar.

The offensive centered around the Ghazi District, which borders Pakistan. The governor of the province, Fazlullah Wahidi, insisted that the killings had “brought peace” to the province.

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