December 10, 2018
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9 ISIS-K militants killed in Nangarhr artillery strikes

By Khaama Press - Fri Jun 01 2018, 10:55 am

At least nine militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) terrorist group were killed in Afghan army operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement the militants were killed during the artillery strikes pounding the hideouts of the terror group in Haska Mina district.

The statement further added that the four hideouts of the terror group were destroyed during the artillery strikes.

According to Nangarhar governor’s office, the operations are still being conducted in Haska Mina district to suppress the loyalists of the terror group.

This comes as the US Air Force had earlier carried out an airstrike on a main compound of the ISIS militants in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, leaving at least 17 militants dead.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the latest airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Haska Mina district.

According to the provincial government, the hideout of the terror group was targeted late on Wednesday night in the vicinity of Awghaz area.

The provincial government also added that several weapons and munitions belonging to the terror group were also destroyed in the airstrike.

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