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Drone strike leaves 25 Daesh rebels dead in Nangarhar

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Drone strike leaves 25 Daesh rebels dead in Nangarhar

Dec 06, 2017 - 13:03

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-five Daesh -- or so-called Islamic State (IS) -- fighters have been killed in a drone strike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the drone strike targeted a Daesh ’ hideout in the Momand Dara area of the district on Tuesday.

He said at least 25 IS fighters including key members of the insurgent group were killed in the raid. He did not provide details about the the key members of the rebel group killed.

According to Mashriqiwal, several weapons, ammunition and explosives were also destroyed in the attack. Security forces and civilians suffered no casualties.

There has been no word yet from the insurgent outfit in this regard.




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