• publish: 31 October 2016
  • time: 11:42 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4502

Air strikes kill at least 11 ISIS fighters in east of Afghanistan

According to local officials, at least 11 ISIS fighters were killed after a series of air strikes conducted against them in eastern Nangarhar province.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the foreign conducted airstrikes against the terror group late on Sunday night using gunship helicopters.

The strikes conducted in Achin district of the province causing no civilian casualties, the statement said.

Some ammunition of the terror group was also destroyed during the attacks.

The reports of targeting the ISIS terror group come amid other reports claiming, the ISIS is trying to establish its Khorasan Caliphate in Nangarhar province.

General John Nicholson top US commander in Afghanistan had earlier said the group is trying to establish its caliphate in eastern Nangarhar province, and former members of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Pakistani Pashtuns are joining the group in Afghanistan to fight.

In the meantime, deputy to Afghan parliament speaker Zahir Qadir also warned that ISIS would be able to establish its caliphate in Nangarhar once the group takes control of Tura Bura areas in the province.

The group is already very close to the area, he added.

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