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Three ISIS militants killed, 1 wounded in US drone strike in Afghanistan

22 Feb 2018


Afghanistan, Feb 22: At least three militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in a US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

Local Khaama Press quoted Afghan military sourlces as saying that the atest drone strike was carried out in the vicinity of Deh Bala district.

According to the Silab Corps, at least one ISIS militant was also wounded in the airstrike that was carried out on a ISIS hideout in Langari area.

The anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including the ISIS insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in the East but the terrorist and anti-government armed militant groups have started their operations in some of its remote districts during the recent years.

However, the counter-terrorism operations by the Afghan national defense and security forces as well as airstrikes on ISIS hideouts and other terror groups are underway in this province.

This comes as at least one ISIS militant was killed in a similar airstrike in Achin district earlier this week.

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