mq-9 reaper droneThe loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group suffered heavy loss during an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the airstrike was carried out by the foreign forces in the restive Achin district.

The statement further added that a weapons, ammunition and explosives cache belonging to the terror group was destroyed and 4 militants of the group were killed.

The airstrike was carried out on Monday evening, the statement said, adding that the local residents and Afghan security forces have not suffered any casualties during the raid.

The loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Afghan forces and US forces are regularly targeting the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group to curb their insurgency activities as they attempt to expand operations in Afghanistan.

The US Forces in Afghanistan are also targeting the loyalists of the terror by conducting airstrikes.

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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