KABUL (AA/APP) - Afghanistan on Wednesday claimed to have killed 31 terrorists associated with al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) in an aerial operation in restive Ghazni province.
In a regular security roundup, the country’s Ministry of Defense announced the AQIS terrorists were targeted in the Ghero district of restive Ghazni province on Wednesday.
The ministry said Qari Arif, the group leader, was heading a convoy of 31 terrorists, including nine would-be suicide bombers, when it was hit by the Afghan Air Force.
It asserted a total of 69 terrorists have been killed in air and ground offensives in the past 24 hours.
Al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had announced establishment of AQIS in September 2014 by gathering various militant groups.