Over 56 ISIS Militants Killed in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province

Over 56 ISIS Militants Killed in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province
Tue Oct 4, 2016 19:40:11

At least 56 loyalists of the ISIS terrorist group were killed in the latest operations conducted in Eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, local officials said Tuesday.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the militants were killed as a result of the joint operations conducted in Achin district, Khaama Press reported.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted with the support of air power as well as the ground forces targeting the militants of the terror group in Pekha district.

Several foreign insurgents were also among those killed, the statement said, adding that some weapons and ammunitions along with explosives were seized during the operations.

The loyalists of the ISIL terrorist group have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Afghan forces as well as the US forces based in Afghanistan are regularly conducting counter-terrorism operations to root out the loyalists of the terror group who are attempting to expand foothold in the country, FNA reported.

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