23 ISIS-K militants killed in separate operations in Kunar and Nangarhar
By Khaama Press - Thu Jun 21 2018, 10:06 am
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 17 ISIS Khurasan militants were killed during the ground operations and airstrikes conducted in Suki of Kunar and Khogyani district of Nangarhar.
The source further added that two hideouts of the terror group were also destroyed during the same operations.
In a separate statement, the defense ministry said at least six ISIS Khurasan militants were killed during an operation in Achin district of Nangarhar.
The anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups have not commented regarding the report so far.
This comes as the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), operatives had earlier busted an urban network of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) in Jalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province.
Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani told reporters that five ISIS-K militants were also arrested during the operation.
He said the terror group was using the network to carry out targeted killings of the government staff besides planting explosives, smuggling arms, and conducting other terrorist related activities.