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The Taliban will no longer bother residents in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province or they will risk facing serious retaliation, tribal elders declared Monday.
The elders decided in the Monday meeting that if there was any kind of insurgency in the district, those involved will face a serious reaction from the local residents.
A Taliban insurgent involved in an insider attack in May was killed in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province on Saturday, Isaf said Monday.
The insurgent known as Mahmood was killed in an airstrike in Kunar's Bar Kunar district, "the result of Afghan and coalition efforts to track down and find insurgents involved with insider attacks", Isaf said.
The Afghan government will build small airports in remote districts of the country to address the transport problems to these areas, Aviation Minister Dawood Ali Najafizada said Monday.
Aside from the poor state of the roads, the winter months render the roads almost impassable with the snow and ice, making it difficult to get emergency goods and services some areas, he said.