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15 Islamic State militants killed in Achin drone strike

15 Islamic State militants killed in Achin drone strike

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Feb 18, 2016 - 14:05

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen Daesh -- or so-called Islamic State (IS) -- fighters have been killed as a result of a drone strike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday.

The attack was carried out by foreign troops on Wednesday night in the Mamond area of Achin district, killing 15 militants, police spokesman, Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

In addition to the drone attack, successful ground operations by Afghan security forces were also ongoing in the restive district near the Pakistaninfo-icon border, he said.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior said 45 IS fighters had been killed in the same district during security operations.

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