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12 Daesh rebels killed in Nangarhar joint operation

12 Daesh rebels killed in Nangarhar joint operation

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Jan 02, 2017 - 14:28

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 12 Islamic State (IS) or Daesh rebels have been killed in a clearing operation and US drone strikes in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Monday.

A statement from MoD received by Pajhwok Afghan News said the operation launched on the outskirts of Haska Mena district on Sunday.

The source said 12 Daesh militants were killed and a weapons’ depot belonged to the rebel group destroyed in the operation.

Attuallah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, said the operation was jointly conducted by the US drone strikes and Afghan ground forces.

Two notorious Daesh commanders Maulviinfo-icon Abas and Abu Hanifa were also arrested in Gargarai locality of the district, he said.

Daesh have not yet commented about the incident.

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