IS militants killed in eastern Afghan air raid attack


KABUL, Jan. 1 – Five militants from Islamic State (IS) group were killed in an airstrike in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the command of Special Forces said Monday.

As a result of an airstrike launched by Afghan Special Operation Forces in district Dih Bala, Nangarhar province on Sunday evening, five terrorists from IS died and two IS fighters wounded, Operational Coordination Group Afghanistan (MoD-OCGA) said in a statement.

Afghan security forces and the NATO-led coalition troops have beefed up security operations and airstrikes against militants as the war-weary people are facing upsurges in attacks by Taliban and IS militants across the country.The IS group, which emerged in Nangarhar in early 2015, has yet to make comments on the report.

(Copyright Xinhua via National News Agency, 2018)