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5 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

ANI | Updated: May 04, 2018 20:15 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 04 (ANI): At least five militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist outfit have been killed during the airstrikes of the US forces in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

The US forces carried out airstrikes using unmanned aerial vehicles in Haska Mina district, Khaama Press reported.

Some heavy and light weapons belonging to the terror group have been destroyed as well.

No comments have been received from the anti-government armed militant groups, including IS militants in connection with the report so far.

This comes in tandem with various ongoing counter-terrorism operations in certain northern provinces as the militant and terrorist groups are attempting to expand their insurgency activities in the north.

The US military based in Afghanistan also conduct regular airstrikes against the IS, Taliban, and other militant and terrorist groups.

The US forces conduct airstrikes by using unmanned aerial vehicles in the province to clamp down the militants, according to the reports. (ANI)