Eight militants killed in Afghanistan

ANI | Updated: Apr 11, 2018 16:44 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 11 (ANI): At least eight militants have been killed in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province.

The terrorists were killed in Darab district of Jawzjan during a clearance operation, reported Khaama Press.

Not much detail has been put out with respect to the killed militants apart from the fact that out of the eight militants, one of them included French national apparently fighting in Islamic State (IS) ranks.

This comes as the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), noted in late March, that at least five IS suspects including a French woman have been arrested during a Special Forces operation in the North.

According to the reports, the French woman was arrested during a joint operation of the Afghan Special Forces and the foreign forces based in Afghanistan.

In November, "a number" of Algerian and French nationals have reportedly entered the IS-controlled district of Darzab in northern Jowzjan province. (ANI)