Over 50 ISIL members killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Jan. 10 (MNA) – Some 50 members of the terrorist movement of ISIL have been killed in the past 24 hours due to the Afghan army's air strikes and clashes with the Taliban in the Nangarhar province, in the east of the country, said the Ministry of Defense.

The Afghan military killed 11 ISIL insurgents and injured five in Kot district, while 12 terrorists were killed and 7 others were wounded in the city of Achin in an attack by a US unmanned aircraft, said ministry Spokesperson Mohammad Radmanish. Nangarhar Police Spokesman Hazrat Husain Mashriqiwal said that in Chaparhar district, 13 ISIL members were killed in clashes with the Taliban, which also had 3 casualties and injured people. According to the statement, the Taliban launched an offensive during this week in 4 districts of Nangarhar against ISIL, in which dozens of members of both groups were killed.

Taliban leader Zabihullah Mujahid justified the offensive against ISIL by saying that those who call themselves DAESH fighters were involved in armed robbery, murder, torture and kidnapping of civilians. The presence of ISIL here changed the war scenario of the last 15 years and prompted the government to create special units to fight it.





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