KABUL, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Seven militants of Haqqani group were killed following an airstrike in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia, authorities said on Sunday.
"Based on a tip-off, an airstrike was carried out at around 11:05 local time Sunday in Jaji district, Paktia province, killing seven members of Haqqani terrorist network," the command of Special Forces said in a statement.
As a Taliban-linked group, the Haqqani network, mostly operating in eastern provinces and capital Kabul, has been responsible for many deadly attacks against security forces.
Elimination of targeted militants would further improve public security in the eastern provinces, the statement added.
The network, which was listed as a terrorist group by the United States in 2012, has yet to make comments on the latest report.