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20 Daesh militants killed in Achin airstrikes

20 Daesh militants killed in Achin airstrikes

Jun 30, 2017 - 16:16

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Airstrikes by Afghan forces killed 20 Daesh or Islamic State militants in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, a military official said on Friday.

Maj. Sherin Aqa Faqiri, 201 Selab Military Corps spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the airstrikes were carried out during the past 24 hours in Mamand Cheena area on an important Daesh centre.

He said 20 Daesh militants were killed and a number their light and heavy weapons were destroyed in the airstrikes.  He also said the dead included foreign militants as well.

The airstrikes in Achin district were also confirmed by the Ministry of Defence in a statement.

The Daesh group has so far said nothing in this regard.