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3 militants found dead in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province

3 militants found dead in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province
Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 31, 2017. REUTERS/ Omar Sobhani

Kabul [Afghanistan]: At least three militants, including their commander, were found mysteriously dead on Thursday in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The local security officials said that the killings took place late on Wednesday night in the vicinity of Shirzad district of Nangarhar, the Khaama Press reported.

The provincial police commandment confirmed that a local leader was among killed militants mysteriously in the area.

The insurgents loyal to Taliban and ISIS are active in some remote districts of Nangarhar province.

However, it is not clear as to the dead militants belonged to which group.

No individual or group has claimed the responsibility so far.

There are numerous incidents have been reported of such mysterious killing of militants from Nangarhar and other parts of the country.

Earlier, at least 11 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khorasan (ISIS-K) insurgents were killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office had said in a statement that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Haska Mina district.

“The airstrike on Tuesday targeted militants operating under command of ISIS leader Tariq Afridi,” the statement further read. ( ANI)