Drone strike kills 15 IS men in eastern Afghanistan

Drone strike kills 15 IS men in eastern Afghanistan


At least 15 Islamic States (IS) militants were killed after drone attacks against hardliner group in Afghan eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, a local official said Sunday.

“An unmanned air vehicle of NATO-led troops targeted a group of IS militants in Achin district of Nangarhar province on Saturday evening as a result 15 fighters were killed and their hideout utterly destroyed,” Ataullah Khogiani, the spokesman for provincial governor told Xinhua.

The NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission, which often conducts airstrikes against armed militants in the conflict-battered country, has yet to issue any statement about the incident.

Hundreds of IS militants have been killed by Afghan and NATO-led RS forces in eastern provinces, especially in the restive Achin district which has been regarded as IS stronghold in Afghanistan.


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