The Afghan armed forces have rescued 24 civilians who were abducted by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) in eastern Nangarhar province.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said ISIS-K militants had abducted 24 civilians of in Chaparhar district earlier today.

Khogyani further added that the hostages were rescued after due to the efforts of the armed forces.

According to Khogyani, at least three ISIS-K militants and a civilian were also wounded during the operation.

The anti-government armed militants including ISIS-K loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.

ISIS militants are active in some remote districts of Nangarhar province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions as well as local residents of the province.


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