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21 ISIS loyalists killed in military ops in East of Afghanistan

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Kabul : At least 21 ISIS loyalists were killed in the latest military operations in East of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were conducted jointly by the Afghan ground and Air Forces in Nangarhar province, reports the Khamma Press.

The MoD further said that the loyalists of the terror group were targeted in the restive Achin district, once a stronghold of the terror group in Nangarhar.

So far, the loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report.

The operation comes as at least 15 loyalists of the terror group were targeted in separate airstrikes carried out in Achin district earlier.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said at least 10 ISIS loyalists were killed in a drone strike in Achin district late on Monday night.

Both Afghan and the U.S. forces are regularly targeting the loyalists of the terror group in this province in a bid to curb their activities.

The U.S. forces have stepped up airstrikes against the ISIS loyalists after they were granted more authorities by President Barack Obama.

The increased raids against the militants followed amid concerns that they were making attempts to expand foothold in the country. (ANI)

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