23 ISIS fanatics killed in separate airstrikes by Afghan Air Force
By Khaama Press - Sat Jan 09 2016, 10:02 am
At least 23 fanatics of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in separate airstrikes by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Saturday.
A statement by MoD said the fanatics of the terror group were killed in Achin and Kot districts of eastern Nangarhar province.
The statement further added that the airstrikes were carried out in coordination with the 201 Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces.
The Afghan Air Force (AAF) used Mi-17 and MD-530 combat helicopters to target the militants, MoD said, adding that the first group was targeted in Kot district where 11 fanatics of the terror group were killed and 5 others were critically wounded.
At least 12 others were killed in the separate airstrike in the vicinity of Achin district and 7 others were wounded, MoD added.
Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militants both from the ISIS terrorist group and Taliban group are actively operating.
The ISIS fanatics have recently increased to their insurgency activities in different parts of Nangarhar province as the terror group aims to establish a regional base in this province.