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13 Daesh militants killed in Nangarhar offensive

13 Daesh militants killed in Nangarhar offensive

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Dec 13, 2017 - 15:33

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than a dozen Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed and 13 others wounded in an air-and-ground operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Maj. Sherin Agha Faqeeri, spokesman for 201st Selab Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News the operation codenamed Selab (9) was conducted in Wazir Tangi area of Khogyani district against militants during the past 24 hours.

The operation involved personnel from border police, national police, public order police and NDSinfo-icon personnel led by the fourth brigade.

Faqeeri added Papa Kali, Zangani and Balokhel areas had been purged of militants’ presence. Ten Daesh rebels, including a notorious commander named Omaro, were killed and 13 others wounded. Two weapons and 10 landmines were also captured by security forces.

In Achin district, three IS fighters were killed as a result of an airstrike in Bandar area late on Tuesday where a Daesh hideout targeted, the military official said.

Daesh group has so far said nothing in this regard.

sa/ma

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