Afghan forces have managed to retake Tora Bora from the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, two days after the militants seized the key mountainous region along the border with Pakistan.
Acting Afghan Defense Minister General Tariq Shah Bahrami said on Saturday that the Afghan military had recaptured the area in the eastern province of Nangarhar after fierce clashes with Daesh in cave and tunnel complexes.
The terrorists had taken control of Tora Bora on Thursday, after days of fighting with rival Taliban militants. The area has been a major stronghold of Taliban and has been used by militants to transfer weapons and arms across the border with Pakistan.
Bahrami said during the army operation to retake Tora Bora some 22 Daesh militants were killed, adding that 10 others were also wounded in the clearance mission. He would not elaborate on potential military casualties.
Daesh, a group mainly based in Iraq and Syria, has gained a foothold in eastern Afghan territories mainly due to a lack of security and growing infighting between Taliban factions.