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25 insurgents killed in Nangarhar offensive, airstrikes

25 insurgents killed in Nangarhar offensive, airstrikes

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Aug 07, 2016 - 16:50

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-five Islamic State (IS) and Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed and over a dozen others wounded in airstrikes and ground operations in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.

Twenty IS militantswere eliminated in Achin district, Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, old Pajhwok Afghan News.Civilians and security forces were not harmed in the offensive, he said.

Separately, four Taliban, including a foreign militant, were killed during a clearing operation in Lalpura district, police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal said.The Taliban attacked security check-posts in the area but were repulsed effectively.

The Afghan National Army (ANA)operation codenamed Qahr-i-Selab has been underway in the area.Operational Commander Brig. Gen. Mohammad Nasim Sangin said security forces had pushed back militants from most areas, recovering arms and explosives.

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