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Atmar visits Nangarhar days after deadly ISIS attack in Kot district

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AtmarThe National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar arrived in eastern Nangarhar province today to discuss the security situation and threats posed by the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

The visit by Atmar to Nangarhar comes days after the the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group launched a major attack on police check posts in Kot district.

Officials in the Office of the National Security Adviser said Mr. Atamar will hold talks with the provincial officials to assess and discuss the Kot incident and ISIS threat to Nangarhar.

The loyalists of the terror group launched a major attack on police check posts in Kot district in the early hours of Friday morning which lasted for at least two days although the operations are still underway in this district.

The security officials saying nearly 200 loyalists of the terror group have been killed and scores of others have been wounded since the Afghan forces launched counter attacks on Friday.

The provincial governor said Sunday that 131 ISIS loyalists were killed during the first two days of the clashes along with 12 security personnel.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Defense said 27 militants were killed on Monday and over 40 others were killed during the operations on Tuesday.

The latest major attack by ISIS loyalists in Kot district comes as the terror group received major blows during the recent months as a result of the Afghan and US forces routine operations.

The US forces stepped up airstrikes against the ISIS loyalists earlier this year after they were granted more authorities by President Barack Obama.

The increased raids against ISIS loyalists followed amid concerns that they are attempting to expand foothold in the country besides attempting to consolidate operations with the terror group in Iraq and Syria.

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