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16 Daesh militants killed in Nangarhar raid

29 Dec 2018 - 12:14
29 Dec 2018 - 12:14

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixteen Daesh or so-called Islamic state (IS) rebels have been eliminated during a clearing operation in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the operation had been carried out by the National directorate of security (NDS)’s special unite 02.

The operation, he said, was supported by air forces as well. Security forces and civilians suffered no causalities during the overnight raid.

Separately, a planner of suicide bombing was killed during the raid. The bomber was operating across the Jalalabad city, the provincial capital, he said.

Elsewhere, a key Daesh member was killed during the NDS personnel operation in Nazyano district of the province late on Friday night.

The Daesh have not yet commented about the incidents.

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