KUNAR: At least seven militants affiliated with the Islamic State terror group were killed in US drone strike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. According to the local security officials, the latest drone strike was carried out in the vicinity of Chapara Dara district. Acting provincial security chief Zaman Ayar confirmed the airstrike and said at least seven militants affiliated with the terror group were killed. Ayar further added that a local leader of the terror group was also among those killed.
The anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including the ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.
Kunar is among the relatively volatile province in East of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.
Militants loyal to the ISIS terrorist group and other insurgents including the Al-Qaeda operatives are also active in some of the districts of Kunar.
This comes as a group of ISIS insurgents launched a coordinated attack on the security posts in Wata Pur district nearly three weeks ago.
The attack sparked gun battle that lasted for several hours leaving an insurgent dead and two others wounded, according to the local military officials.