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US drone strike leaves 6 Daesh rebels dead in Achin

US drone strike leaves 6 Daesh rebels dead in Achin

Aug 22, 2017 - 19:50

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Daesh (Islamic State) rebels have been killed during a US drone strike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News that US forces carried out the raid in the Marghai area of the district late on Monday.

He said six Daesh fighters were killed and some weapons and ammunition destroyed in the attack. Security forces and civilians suffered no casualties. Daesh has not commented yet on the drone strike.

According to another report, Mashriqiwal said police had captured two kidnappers in Momand Dara district.