35 Daesh rebels killed as fight on Achin district ends
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Sunday said that the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh rebels’ attacks on Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province were pushed back by Afghan security forces with killing 35 fighters of the militant group.
Earlier today, Achin district chief Haji Ghalib had said that hundreds of Daesh fighters stormed a number of security posts in the district.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News said that IS fighters used both small and heavy weapons during the fight, but Afghan forces were resisted and inflicted heavy casualties to the fighters.
Ghalib added that 35 IS rebels were killed including four Pakistan’s military personnel and a number others injured as result of ground and air operation of the Afghan forces.
He said that all of the fighters killed were Pakistani nationals.
Governor’s spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai earlier today said that a large number of militants launched attacks on security posts in Abdul Khail and Kushtal areas this morning.
He said that several IS members were killed and their attacks were pushed back by the Afghan ground and air forces.
Abdulzai said that three security personnel were also killed during the clashes with militants. However, Ghalib said that only two security personnel were killed and four others wounded.
No any militant groups have so far commented in the incident yet.
The IS rebel group is mostly active in south and southeastern regions of Nangarhar province and people there have recently complained they were tortured by the militants.
A report recently released by the United Nations said that the IS rebels were active in 25 of 34 provinces of the country with most of their activities in Nangarhar province.
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