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10 militants affiliated with ISIS terror group killed in Nangarhar

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ISIS fanatics AfghanistanAt least ten militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the ongoing operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office said the operations are being conducted in Achin district and at least five militants were also injured.

According to an official statement, the operations are being conducted jointly by the Afghan army, Afghan border and public order police, and Afghan intelligence operatives.

The Afghan forces have stepped up counter-terrorism operations against the loyalists of the terror group amid concerns that the group is attempting to establish a regional base in Nangarhar.

The US Forces in Afghanistan have increased air campaign against the terror group in this province, carrying at least 20 airstrikes between late January and early February.

At least seven militants of the terror group were killed in the latest airstrike by coalition forces in Achin district last week.

The coalition officials estimate around 1,000 to 3,000 Islamic State fighters are stationed in in eastern Afghanistan and are trying to establish a base of operations in the rugged mountains of Nangahar Province.

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