Airstrikes leave 2 ISIS-K members dead in Kunar province

By Khaama Press - Wed Jun 13 2018, 12:38 pm


At least two militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed during the airstrikes conducted in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.


The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Wataput district.


Without disclosing further information, the Ministry of Defense said the Afghan armed forces carried out airstrikes against ISIS militants, leaving two of them dead.


The anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.


Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents as well as militants affiliated with the other terrorist groups are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency and terrorist related activities.


The latest airstrikes in Wataput have been carried out amid ongoing counter-terrorism operations against the loyalists of the terror group in some restive provinces of the country.


The US forces based in Afghanistan also conduct airstrikes almost on regular basis in a bid to prevent the terror group expand its foothold in the country.


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