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10 more Daesh insurgents dead in Kot airstrikes

10 more Daesh insurgents dead in Kot airstrikes

Jun 27, 2016 - 13:45

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ten Islamic State (IS) -- also known as Daesh – rebels have been killed and 18 others wounded in Afghan Air force (AAF) airstrikes in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the overnight air raids took place in Sei Pai and Janjal Ghondi localities of the district.

Last Friday, hundreds of IS fighters attacked villages in Kot district. The rebels torched homes and killed common people. In response security forces launched clearing operation in the district.

He said Daesh intelligence chief for Aot Abu Saeed -- also known as Amir Sb -- and some Pakistanis were among the dead.

Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi said airstrikes and ground offensives had been launched in some areas of the district against the group.  Sharifullah, a resident of the locality, said IS rebels were still in the area.


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