Afghan Army Kills 29 ISIS Terrorists in Nangarhar Operation
A police spokesman said 28 ISIS terrorists were killed when Afghan soldiers launched a series of operations in the Achin district, located 150 kilometers (86 miles) east of the capital, Kabul, on Wednesday.
Eight ISIS militants were also wounded in the offensives, the spokesman added.
An exchange of gunfire also broke out among ISIS terrorists in the Wawishtama Wyala area of the province, leaving at least one militant dead.
Nangarhar has been witnessing a rise in the number of ISIS militants joining the terrorist group’s ranks in recent months.
On June 16, the Taliban militant group warned ISIS ringleader Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi against “waging a parallel insurgency in Afghanistan.” Taliban asked the ISIS leader to keep his men out of Afghanistan and stop recruiting new members in the country.
Afghanistan is gripped by insecurity 14 years after the United States and its allies attacked the country as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. Many areas across Afghanistan still face violence and insecurity and militancy by Taliban; Press TV reported.