15 Daesh Militants Killed In Nangarhar

At least 15 Daesh militants were killed and seven others wounded in recent clashes with Afghan security forces in Achin district in Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday.

Provincial police chief spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal confirmed the incident and said clearing operations in the district have been ongoing for the past six weeks and will continue until the area has been cleared of all Daesh insurgents.

This comes after at least 32 Daesh militants were killed in an operation in the same district by Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) members last week.

The latest operation was launched a few days ago in Achin district, said Haji Ghalib Mujahid, the district governor.

Mujahid said a radio base station belonging to Daesh was also destroyed. He said the station had been a key communication point for the militants and their leaders in Iraq and Syria.

Daesh is an extremist Islamic militant group that first emerged in war-weary Iraq and Syria.

Their emergence in parts of Afghanistan was first noted a few months ago.

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