24 IS militants killed in E. Afghanistan

880{China.org.cn} – Up to two dozen militants affiliated with Islamic State (IS) have been killed in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province over the past couple of weeks.

A statement issued by the provincial government said on Sunday that the ongoing crackdown which covered parts of Achin district over the past couple of weeks has claimed the lives of 24 IS militants and injured several others.

The militants have been killed in Deh Sarak and Pansar areas of Achin district, said the statement.

Militants loyal to IS who are active in parts of the mountainous Achin, Mohmand and Kot districts haven’t respond to the official statement.

Government forces’ cleanup operations have been continuing in Achin district over the past couple of months to evict the hardliner group and ensure lasting peace there.

Credit: China.org.cn

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