November 17, 2018
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US forces conduct airstrike on a hideout of ISIS-K in Nangarhar province

By Khaama Press - Sun Jul 08 2018, 11:29 am

The US forces based in Afghanistan have carried out an airstrike on a hideout of ISIS Khurasan in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, leaving at least four dead.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the airstrike was carried out late on Saturday night in the vicinity of Achin district.

The statement further added that the hideout of the terror group was targeted in Bandar area and as a result at least four ISIS Khurasan militants have been killed.

Several weapons and munitions belonging to ISIS Khurasan militants were also destroyed during the airstrike, the statement added.

In the meantime, the provincial government said at least three Taliban insurgents were killed during an operation of the Special Forces of the Afghan intelligence in Khogyani district.

According to the governor’s office in Nangarhar, the three Taliban militants killed during the operation were the explosives experts and a large quantity of explosives was also destroyed during the operation.

At least two suspects were also arrested during the same operation, the provincial government said, adding that the local residents and security personnel have not suffered any casualty during the airstrike and the operation in Khogyani.

This comes as the 201st Silab Corps had earlier said the three militants have been killed during the artillery strikes of the Afghan army and at least seven others were wounded.

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