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Airstrikes kill nine Taliban, Islamic State terrorists in Afghanistan

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ANI Nangarhar, Afghanistan Oct 14, 2019, 02.22 PM (IST)

At least nine terrorists from the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) were killed in Afghanistan following a series of airstrikes.

Quoting military officials, Khaama Press reported that the airstrikes took place in the eastern province of Nangarhar, where a total of five ISIS terrorists were killed.

Four Taliban operatives, meanwhile, were killed in Afghanistan's central Wardak province, as per media reports which cited officials.

The Afghan government forces have been fighting the Taliban for almost two decades, with all the peace initiatives have failed so far.

The ongoing instability has resulted in the rise of other terrorist groups across the country, including the ISIS.

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Five ISIS terrorists were killed in the eastern province of Nangarhar and four Taliban operatives were killed in the Wardak province in central Afghanistan.