15 IS Militants Killed in Nangarhar Airstrike

(Last Updated On: November 05, 2017 11:36 am)

At least 15 militants of the Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh were killed in an airstrike in Achin district of Nangarhar province, local officials said.

The provincial office of Nangarhar province in a statement said that the airstrike conducted late on Saturday night in Mahmand and Chenar villages of the province.

Afghan officials have also confirmed that a civilian was killed during the operations in the Nangarhar province.

The scene in Achin district in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, which shares a border with Pakistan’s tribal areas, bears resemblance to parts of Syria and Iraq under “Islamic State” (“IS”) command.

Insurgents loyal to “IS” are marking their presence in eastern Afghanistan amid increased Taliban infighting. The terror group’s attempt to win support from locals and Taliban defectors has also met brutal resistance.

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