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56 Taliban, IS members killed in Nangarhar drone strikes

56 Taliban, IS members killed in Nangarhar drone strikes

Aug 05, 2015 - 10:32

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 56 Talibaninfo-icon and Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed in a barrage of drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the unmanned aircraft fired a volley of missiles on hideouts in the Gogori area of Haska Mina district late on Tuesday.

At least 40 Taliban and 16 IS fighters were killed and four cars belonging to them damaged in the attacks, he said, adding civilians had suffered no casualties.

An official wishing to go unnamed revealed two notorious IS commanders were among the dead. He said more than 25 IS fighters were possibly killed in the assault.

Mohammad Anwar, a resident of the district, said a clash took place two days ago between IS members and Taliban. He confirmed the drone strikes but was unaware of casualties.

None of the groups has commented yet on the missile strikes, which have inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants and IS fighters in Nangarhar province over the past four months. Haska Mina district is a known hub of anti-state elements.





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