January 21, 2018
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Airstrikes leave 3 ISIS militants dead in Kunar province of Afghanistan

By Khaama Press - Tue Jan 09 2018, 5:45 pm

At least three militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in airstrikes conducted in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps in the East said the airstrikes were carried out on Monday in the vicinity of Suki district.

According to Silab Corps, a Dshk heavy machine gun, a PKM machine, and a rocket launcher belonging to the terrorists were also destroyed in the airstrike.

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

This comes as the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in the East said Monday that the ISIS militants launched a coordinated attack on public uprising and Afghan local Police forces in Suki district.

A statement by the Silab Corps said the Afghan armed forces launched artillery and airstrikes in response to the ISIS attacks in Deriwa Gul valley.

The statement further added that twelve ISIS militants were killed and around thirty others were wounded during the operations.

Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militants including the Taliban and ISIS insurgents are actively operating in some of its and often carry out insurgency activities.

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