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14 Daesh militants killed, 12 injured in Nangarhar blitz

14 Daesh militants killed, 12 injured in Nangarhar blitz

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Jan 01, 2016 - 17:38

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Fourteen Islamic State or Daesh militants have been killed and a dozen more wounded in latest airstrikes by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.

A statement from the ministry said the airstrikes were carried out during the last 24 hours in the Achin district.

It claimed a large number of weapons belonging to Daesh fighters were also destroyed as a result of the airstrikes.

The group suffered heavy casualties this year after being consistently targeted by Afghan security forces in Nangarhar province.

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