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12 Daesh fighters killed in Nangarhar retaliation

12 Daesh fighters killed in Nangarhar retaliation

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Nov 20, 2015 - 11:58

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least a dozen Islamic State (IS) or Daesh fighters have been killed and five others wounded during an operation by Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.

Governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News the rebels were killed during a retaliatory attack by Afghan forces in the Achin district on Thursday night.

Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were also wounded during the fight, he said, adding the bodies of Daesh fighters along with their weapons were still lying on the clash site.

The group has so far not commented on the incident.

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