isis-afghanistan2aA commander of the loyalists of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was killed during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least five other ISIS loyalists were also killed during the operation conducted in Kot district.

Kot is a key district in eastern Nangarhar province where the ISIS loyalists started their operations.

The Afghan security forces have been busy in clearing the district from the presence of ISIS loyalists during the past several days.

At least 5 loyalists of the terror group were killed in an airstrike carried out by the Afghan Air Force on Monday in Kot district, while 11 of them were killed and 14 others were wounded in a similar raid in this district earlier.

The Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) together with the US forces in Afghanistan are regularly targeting the loyalists of the terror group.

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

In the meantime, the Afghanistan National Security Council (NSC) last week approved in principle the strategy to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group as the loyalists of the terror group are attempting to expand foothold in the country.

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