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5 Daesh insurgents eliminated in Nangarhar drone strike

5 Daesh insurgents eliminated in Nangarhar drone strike

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Apr 19, 2016 - 12:11

KABULinfo-icon: (Pajhwok): Five militants of the Islamic State (IS) group, also known as Daesh, have been killed in a US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor‘s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the drone struck a house in the Shadal locality of Achin district, where the fighters were hiding.

Meanwhile, security forces launched a clearing operation in the Ghanikhel district of the province to enable residents to live a peaceful life, Khogyani said.

He added 13 villages had been cleared of insurgents as a result of the operation. However, militants have not yet reacted to official claims.

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