43 ISIL terrorists killed in eastern Afghanistan

Fight between Afghan forces and ISIL terrorists still in progress, says police spokesman

43 ISIL terrorists killed in eastern Afghanistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 43 ISIL terrorists have been killed and 32 others wounded in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border on Monday, a local police official said.

A battle between Afghan forces and ISIL terrorists continued in Achin district of Nangrahar province.

"So far, our sources confirmed the killing of 27 terrorists while 32 others were injured," Husain added. 

He said the operations were conducted near Achin district, where ISIL reportedly has several sanctuaries in the area. 

Husain didn't comment on loss of security forces’ lives and said the operation was in progress in the area.

Meanwhile, the U.S. forces based in Afghanistan also conducted airstrikes in Tangi area in Abdul Khel of Achin and destroyed two hideouts of ISIL terrorists.

"At least 16 militants including their local (ISIL) leader Farooq, were killed in U.S. airstrikes," Husain said.

Nangarhar, an eastern province of Afghanistan bordering Pakistan, is considered a stronghold of ISIL and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan where Afghan and US forces are conducting regular operations to suppress the insurgency in the area.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Nisan 2017, 14:51