AfghanistanAt least 12 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed and 19 others were wounded during the ongoing military operations eastern Nangarhar province.

The provincial government media office in Nangarhar in a statement said the militants were killed during the military operations ‘Qahr’ which have been launched to suppress the loyalists of the terror group in Nangarhar.

The statement further added that the operations are being conducted with the help of the ground forces as well as the Afghan Air Force in the districts where the loyalists of the terror group are active.

According to the statement, the latest casualties to the loyalists of the terror group were incurred in the restive Achin district.

The Afghan commandos launched a major operation against the loyalists of the terror group in Nangarhar nearly two weeks and cleared the restive Kot district from the presence of ISIS militants.]

The operations were launched amid concerns that the terror group is attempting to expand insurgency activities in the country.

The group claimed responsibility behind a deadly bombing in Kabul that left at least 80 people dead and over 200 others wounded.

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