27 Daesh, 4 Taliban rebels eliminated in Nangarhar, Logar offensives
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty Seven Islamic State (IS) or Daesh militants and four Taliban have been killed in eastern Nangarhar and Central Logar provinces, official said on Sunday.
Attaullah Khogyani, the governor spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News and 27 IS rebels had been killed and 18 others wounded in security forces offensive codename Shahin-13 in Kot district of Nangarhar from the past two days.
He said Laghar Joy, Khoragi, Wach Kot and some other areas of the district had been cleared of the rebels in the operation.
Security forces seized weapons and ammunitions and suffered no causalities in the offensive, he said.
Separately, officials of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) detained 3 Taliban and five other suspects for having links with IS from Kot, Batikot and Jalalabad City, the provincial capital, a statement from the governor house said.
In Logar, four Taliban were killed and six others wounded during separate clashes, Salem Saleh, the governor spokesman said.
Security forces captured a rocket and a three machingunes during the operation conducted in Porak, Babos, Dadokhel and Kamalkhel localities.
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