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US airstrike kills 4 IS terrorists in Afghanistan

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 November 2017, 16:48 IST

At least four terrorists belonging to the Islamic State (IS), including Pakistani nationals, were killed in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

According to Tolo News, the provincial government media office in a statement said the airstrike was carried out in Mamand Dara area of Achin district.

The airstrike was targetted at the ISIS hideout, in which some weapons, ammunition, and explosives were also destroyed.

ISIS has not commented on the incident so far.

Earlier in October, at least 22 terrorists of the IS were killed or wounded in an airstrike carried out by the US forces in the province.

Anti-ISIS as well as anti-Taliban operations are underway to eliminate the presence of ISIS affiliates in Nangarhar province and the US forces are providing airstrike support to the Afghan forces during the operations. 


First published: 13 November 2017, 16:48 IST