At least 37 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 18, 2018, 11:32 AM(IST)

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At least 37 IS militants were killed and dozens were wounded on Saturday in US airstrikes conducted at Jowzjan province in Afghanistan.

A regional Afghan military statement said Saturday the pre-dawn strikes took place in the Darzab and Qishtepa districts of Jowzjan province, where IS maintains bases.

Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the spokesperson of provincial governor confirmed the airstrikes and said the US forces also detained 10 IS militants including a key local commander for the group. 

Reports further say that the US forces also conducted raids in Qishtepa and detained “a key Daesh commander” along with several other aides.

In an earlier incident today, at least six terrorists belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group were killed in the latest drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The airstrikes come following a pro-Islamic State group launching a social media campaign promoting jihadi mobilization to the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. The group, al-Qastantiyyah (Constantinople) Foundation, posted the announcement on its Telegram channel Friday, reports said.

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