December 17, 2017

2 members of Pak-based Lashkar-e-Islam killed in Nangarhar airstrike

By Khaama Press - Tue Sep 19 2017, 2:03 pm

At least two members of the Lashkar-e-Islam based in Pakistan have been killed in airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan in a statement confirmed the airstrike and killing of the two members of the group.

However, no further details were regarding the airstrike and identities of those killed in the airstrike.

In the meantime, officials in the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan national army in the East, said the airstrike was carried out in Bandar area of Achin district.

The officials confirmed that the two militants killed in the airstrike were members of Lashkar-e-Islam.

The officials also added that two ISIS militants were killed in a separate airstrike conducted in Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province.

At least one insurgent of the terror group was also wounded and one of their motorcycles was destroyed, the officials added.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Reports regarding the killing of Lashkar-e-Islam members in Nangarahr come as Afghan forces as well as the US troops are busy conducting operations and airstrikes against the terrorist groups and their sanctuaries in this province.

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