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25 Daesh militants eliminated, 6 held in Nangarhar

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25 Daesh militants eliminated, 6 held in Nangarhar

Apr 09, 2017 - 15:01

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 25 Daesh -- Islamic State (IS) -- rebels have been killed during an air-and-ground operation in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, official said on Sunday.

Provincial police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces carried out the operation codenamed Hamza in Pekha and Button areas of the district.

He said 24 Daesh members were killed and six others detained by security forces. The bodies of three slain fighters were still lying at the site. He added one machinegun, two Kalashnikovs and ammunition were seized.

Commandoes, police, regular, local and border police, as well as Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, had been conducting Operation Hamza in Achin district for the past two weeks, he said.

Separately, one Daesh militant was killed during a US drone strike in the Morchal area of Nazyan district, the police spokesman said.

A media release from the Nangarhar governor’s house said a car full of explosives was seized during the search of a house by intelligence agents in Ghanikhel district.


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