Afghanistan: At least 24 Taliban and ISIS loyalists killed in airstrikes

13 Jul 2017


Kabul, Jul 13: At least 24 militants belonging to the Taliban and ISIS were killed in separate airstrikes conducted by the Afghan forces in Kunar province, local Khaama Press reported.

According to a statement by the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army, at least 15 Taliban militants were killed, while two sustained injuries.

Machine guns and ammunition were also destroyed during the raid, the report added.

In a separate strike, the force claimed to have killed at least nine ISIS militants.

However, the provincial police chief Juma Gul Hemat said that at least 11 ISIS militants were killed.

According to the police chief, two Pakistanis and an Arab national were among the militants killed in the airstrike.

Both the Taliban and the ISIS are yet to comment on the news.

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