23 militants killed in separate US drone strikes in Afghanistan
By Khaama Press - Tue Jan 16 2018, 11:56 am
At least twenty three militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group and other insurgent groups were killed in separate drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan military said Tuesday that the latest airstrikes were carried out in Achin and Shirzad districts.
A statement by the Silab Corps said the US unmanned aerial vehicles targeted the hideout of the militants in Marki area of Sherzad district on Monday, leaving two militants dead.
The statement further added that the insurgents killed during the air raid have been identified as Osman and Abbas and a vehicle, a PKM machine gun, an rocket launcher and an Ak-47 rifle were also destroyed.
In another airstrike carried out in the vicinity of Mamand Daga area of Achin district, at least twenty one IS insurgents were killed, the statement added.
According to the Silab Corps of the Afghan military, the local residents and security personnel have not suffered casualties in the airstrikes.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban and IS insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.
This comes as the counter-terrorism operations are underway in different parts of Nangarhar province both the by the Afghan and US forces to counter the terror groups who are attempting to expand foothold in this province.