US drone strike near Pak - Afghan border
KABUL - US has conducted another drone strike in Nangarhar province along Pakistan Afghanistan border area.
Aleast five militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press has reported.
The provincial police commandment issued statement earlier today confirming that the airstrike was carried out by the US forces using unmanned aerial vehicle.
The statement further added that the militants were targeted in Landi area in Mamand Dara of Achin district.
According to the Nangarhar police commandment, another ISIS militant was also wounded and some weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the airstrike.
The airstrike did not incur any loss to the local residents as well as the security personnel conducting operations on the ground, the statement said.
The anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including the ISIS militants have not commented regarding the report so far.
This comes as the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military said Tuesday that four terrorists belonging to the ISIS group were killed in similar airstrikes in Nangarhar and Kunar provinces.
According to Silab Corps, at least two of the militants were killed in Nawagi area in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province.
In a similar airstrike in Watapur district of Kunar province, at least two more ISIS militants were killed, the 201st Silab Corps said.