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9 Deash rebels killed, 2 held in Nangarhar operation

9 Deash rebels killed, 2 held in Nangarhar operation

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Apr 04, 2017 - 12:10

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nine Deash rebels also known as Islamic State (IS) have been killed and two others, including a foreigner, captured in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Provincial police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces had launched clearing operation in Pakhai area late on Tuesday.

He said, nine Daesh were killed and two others arrested including a foreign militant. One machine gun, heavy and light weapons and other ammunition were destroyed during the operation, he added.

According to Mashraqiwal, security forces and civilians suffered no casualties during the clearing operation.

Militants have not commented about the clash

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