12 militants have been killed in an airstrike in the eastern Afghan Nangarhar province .
Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, press officer at the police headquarters of Nangarhar province says in a statement issued this morning that the airstrike took place in Landi Basawal area of Mohamand Dara District yesterday afternoon, according to the Afghan (Khaama Press).
According to the statement a Saracha vehicle and a motorcycle were targeted in the attack which left 12 militants killed including a militant group commander in the area.
The Sarach vehicle and motorcycle were also destroyed in the air assault.
The group planned to carry out militant attacks in the jurisdiction of Mohmand Dara District and on Jalalabad-Torkham highway but targeted in the airstrike before reaching to their goal.
No militant group has yet commented on the report.
Nangarhar province is located in the eastern part of the country which shares a long with Pakistan. Militants occasionally crossed the border from Pakistan form terrorist activities in Nangarhar. This past Friday security forces seized 28 bags of explosive materials coming from Pakistan on mules but the militants run away taking the advantage of night.