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20 IS terrorists killed in Afghanistan

IANS  |  Kabul 

An statement confirmed on Sunday the deaths of 20 Islamic State terror group members during an operation in the northern part of the country.

The statement corrected prior information released by the spokesperson of the province governorate, who, speaking to news agency, had announced that 31 IS militants had been killed in the past 48 hours during a land and air operation in district.

According to his information, three foreigners, two commanders and the terror group's provincial intelligence chief, had been killed in the operation.

The Defence Ministry statement said: "During an operation in district of 20 Daesh (IS) fighters, including a named Mohammad Yusof, were killed, and 16 others wounded."

This operation comes after the Afghan armed forces killed the IS in Jawzjan, Qari Hekmat, in a bombing, also in Darzab, last week.

The IS began operations in around 2015, occupying the town of on the border with which then became their main bastion on Afghan soil.

Since then, the IS has claimed some of the worst terrorist attacks in the country despite Kabul's claim that its presence was limited to a few remote areas.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 20:54 IST
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