• publish: 14 January 2018
  • time: 7:51 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 5288

US airstrikes target ISIS militants in east of Afghanistan

Officials in eastern Nangarhar province have said several ISIS militants were killed during the latest air strikes carried out by the U.S. forces in the province.

Officials in Nangarhar police commandment said the US forces carried out airstrikes in two districts using unmanned aerial vehicles, leaving at least 17 IS militants dead, khaama press reported.

The officials further added that 14 militants were killed in Haska Mina district while another three were killed in Achin district.

However, the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army said at least eight militants were killed in Deh Bala district in a US forces airstrikes and another militant was killed in Achin district.

According to the Silab Corps officials, a compound of the terror group was also eliminated during the airstrikes.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the ISIS insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.

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