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17 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan

IANS  |  Jalalabad (Afghanistan) 

Seventeen militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) were killed when security forces' aircrafts targeted the terror group's positions in province, an said on Sunday.

The security forces, according to Attaullah Khogiani, the for the provincial administration, were acting upon intelligence reports, reported.

The forces conducted sorties in parts of Haska Mina and Achin districts late on Saturday and smashed trenches and weapon caches besides killing 17 insurgents.

IS militants, who have intensified subversive activities mostly in the shape of deadly suicide attacks, were yet to comment.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 18:00 IST
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