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10 Daesh rebels perish, 5 wounded in Achin operation

10 Daesh rebels perish, 5 wounded in Achin operation

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Mar 10, 2016 - 16:57

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 Daesh, or so called Islamic State (IS), fighters have been killed during an operation in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, the army said on Thursday.

A statement from the 201st Selab Military Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) said the operation, whichbegan on Wednesday night, was still ongoing in several areas of the district.

Shadal Bazaar, Syed Ahmadkhel, Karkani, Trili and Khas Achin villages had been cleared of Daesh fighters during the offensive, the statement added.

Police ANA personnel are part of the operation, which has left 10 Daesh militants dead and five others wounded. The security forces have suffered no casualties.

Zabihullah, a resident of the restive district near the Pakistaninfo-icon border, confirmed the operation, but he was unaware of casualties.Daesh has not yet commented on the offensive.

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