17 Daesh insurgents killed in Nangarhar

Monitoring Desk

JALALABAD: At least 17 Daesh or so called Islamic State (IS) insurgents have been killed during operations in two districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Sunday.

A statement from the governor’s house received by afghan mediaoutlet, said a foreign forces airstrike targeted Daesh militants in Angor Kala area of Haska Mina district.

The source said 14 Daesh rebels were killed in the incident. Three more rebels of the group were killed in a similar incident in Pekha area of Achin district.

A number of light and heavy weapons belonged to Daesh also destroyed during the operation, the governor’s house said.

Daesh did not comment yet on the incidents.

According to another report, Nangarhar special police forced discovered a depot of landmines and ammunition in Achin district.

Police spokesman, Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal, told Pajhwok 15 anti vehicle mines, 13 mortar bullets, six rockets and some ammunition were discovered from the depot.

No one has been detained in connection to these weapons, he said.