US drones target Taliban insurgents in Nangarhar province
By Khaama Press - Tue Jan 02 2018, 12:09 pm
The US forces based in Afghanistan have carried new airstrikes on Taliban targets in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan with the local officials saying at least seven militants including two ISIS insurgents were killed during the raids.
The provincial government media office in a statement said Monday at least five Taliban insurgents were killed in an airstrike conducted in Bati Kot district.
The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out earlier today in the vicinity of Ambar Khan area of the district.
According to the provincial government, some weapons and ammunition belonging to the Taliban insurgents were also destroyed in the airstrike.
In another airstrike in Achin district of Nangarhar, at least two militants affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group were killed and some of their weapons were destroyed, the Nangarhar governor’s office added.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban and ISIS insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.
Earlier, at least five militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in a similar airstrikes in Achin district.
According to the local officials, the US unmanned aerial vehicles targeted the loyalists of the ISIS terrorist group in Mamand area of Achin on Saturday, leaving five of them dead.