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Airstrike kills nine ISIS loyalists in Afghanistan

Updated: Oct 08, 2016 16:30 IST

Kabul[Afghanistan], Oct. 8 (ANI): At least nine loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The local security officials said that the airstrike was carried out on Friday in the vicinity of Achin district but did not disclose if the airstrike was carried out by the Afghan Air Force or the US forces, reports the Khaama Press.

According to the officials, the local residents did not suffer any casualties in the airstrike.

Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where both the Taliban insurgents and militants loyal to ISIS terrorist group are actively operating.

Both the Afghan forces and the US forces in Afghanistan are conducting regular airstrike s against them. (ANI)