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Radio Caliphate taken off the air, 29 IS fighters killed

Radio Caliphate taken off the air, 29 IS fighters killed

Feb 02, 2016 - 09:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Radio Caliphate, a mouthpiece of the Islamic State (Daesh), has been destroyed and 29 fighters were killed in four airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials claimed on Tuesday.

In addition to the death of 29 Daesh fighters, the radio station and internet facility of the insurgents have been destroyed as a result of four air attacks on Monday evening in the Mamond Dara area of Achin district, the governor’s spokesman, Ataulllah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Five employees of the Radio Caliphate were killed and the radio station was destroyed in the first attack while six more IS fighters were killed as the jets targeted a hideout of the rebels in the second airstrike, he said.

At least 15 other Daesh insurgents were killed in the third attack while three employees of the internet facility eliminated and the facility was demolished in the fourth aerial attack that took place between 7pm and 8pm, he said.

However, a statement from the police headquarters said that an attack was carried out in Asadkhel village and the second took place in Sawi Naaw area of Mamond locality of Achin district.

Radio Caliphate had been broadcasting programmes on FM 90.0 frequency over the past three months for two hours a day. Residents say they have not heard its broadcasts since last evening.

Last month, the Ministry of Defence claimed silencing the Islamic State radio, but after some time, it resumed broadcasts. In addition to Pashtoinfo-icon broadcasts, the radio recently started airing programmes in Dari language.



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