US Hits Taliban With Air Strike in Response to Attack on Afghan Forces

US Hits Taliban With Air Strike in Response to Attack on Afghan Forces

04/03/2020

WORLD NEWS SERVICE

Taliban militants killed at least 20 Afghan soldiers and policemen in a string of overnight attacks, hours after US President Donald Trump said he had a 'very good' chat with their political chief.K

abul: The US hit Taliban fighters with an air strike for the first time in 11 days in response to an insurgent attack on Afghan forces in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, an American military spokesman said.

 

 

"The US conducted an airstrike on March 4 against Taliban fighters in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand, who were actively attacking an #ANDSF checkpoint. This was a defensive strike to disrupt the attack," US Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Sonny Leggett tweeted.Taliban militants killed at least 20 Afghan soldiers and policemen in a string of overnight attacks, government officials said on Wednesday, hours after US President Donald Trump said he had a "very good" chat with their political chief.

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