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11 Daesh fighters eliminated in Nangarhar drone raid

11 Daesh fighters eliminated in Nangarhar drone raid

Sep 06, 2017 - 17:36

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen Daesh (Islamic State) rebels have been killed in a US drone strike in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Police spokesman, Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the US forces conducted the drone strike in Dywana Baba area of the district on Tuesday.

He said 11 IS fighters belonging to the Tariq Afridi group, were killed in the raid. One vehicle and a number of heavy and light weapons were also destroyed, Mashriqiwal added.

In Kabul, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the raid. However, it said that the US forces carried out the raid on Wednesday morning. Daesh has said nothing about the strike so far.