3 IS militants killed in US drone strikes in Afghanistan

Islamic State (Representative image) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2018, 12.11 PM (IST)

At least three militants affiliated with the terror outfit Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have been killed in the US drone strikes in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.

"The latest drone strikes were carried out in the vicinity of Manogi district," reported Afghan's Khaama Press, citing the Afghan military, as saying on Sunday.

"The hideouts of the terror group were targeted in the air raids and as a result, three militants were killed," it added.

A local leader of the group who has been identified as Mohib was also among those killed.

Earlier, at least three IS militants were killed and five others were injured during a cleanup operation by security forces in Sarkanay district of Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province on Tuesday. 

No comments have been received from the anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including the IS in connection with the report, by far.