An Afghan Defence Ministry 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 Jawzjan province governorate, Mohammad Reza Rezai who, speaking to Efe news agency, had announced that 31 IS militants had been killed in the past 48 hours during a land and air operation in Darzab district.
According to his information, three foreigners, two commanders and the terror group's provincial intelligence chief, had been killed in the operation.
This operation comes after the Afghan armed forces killed the IS leader in Jawzjan, Qari Hekmat, in a bombing, also in Darzab, last week.
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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