ISIS-LocalAt least 13 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the clearance operations in eastern Nangarhar province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 7 loyalists of the terror group were also wounded during the operations.

According to a statement by MoD, the operations were conducted in Achin and Deh Bala districts of Nangarhar with the support of the Air Force and Artillery units.

This comes as ISIS loyalists launched an attack on police headquarters of Haska Mina which left the district police chief dead along with 5 other policemen.

The Afghan forces have stepped up counterterrorism operations tageting the loyalists of the terror group amid concerns they are attempting to expand foothold in the country.

In the meantime, Afghanistan National Security Council (NSC) approved in principle the strategy to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

The National Security Council also instructed relevant institutions to take all necessary steps to hit and destroy the terror group in Afghanistan and prevent the terrorist activities of the group in the country.


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