Twelve militants killed, seven hideouts destroyed in Nangarhar airstrike

 

At least twelve insurgents were killed in an airstrike conducted in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Achin district.

A statement by MoD said at least twelve insurgents were killed and seven of their hideouts were destroyed in the raid.

No further details were given regarding the airstrike and it is yet not clear if the militants belonged to the Taliban insurgents or ISIS terrorist group.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but certain remote districts of it have witnessed growing insurgency mainly led by Taliban and ISIS during the recent years.

 

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