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Nearly a dozen Daesh rebels killed in Achin raid

Nearly a dozen Daesh rebels killed in Achin raid

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Nov 30, 2019 - 11:26

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 11 Daesh -- Islamic State (IS) -- militants have been killed during an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Saturday.

Without giving details, a statement from MoD said the Daesh rebels were killed as a result of an airstrike in Achin district on Friday.

On the other hand, the 201stSelab Military Corps said the security forces had arrested at least eight Daesh members with weapons during an operation over the past two days in Achin.

Around 31 fighters of the insurgent group, along with 62 children and womeninfo-icon, surrendered to the security personnel, the ANA corps said.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the incident and said in the past few weeks over 1,000 Daesh rebels had surrendered in the restive district.

Militants from India, Maldives, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and other countries -- mostly from neighbouring Pakistaninfo-icon -- were among rebels who surrendered.

sa/mud

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