ISIS gaining strong foothold in Afghanistan near Pakistan border: Afghan media report
KABUL - Terrorist organisation ISIS is gaining strong footholds in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan bordering Pakistan.
ISIS Khurasan militants launched simultaneous attacks in two districts of eastern Kunar province, the Afghan military said Tuesday.
According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East, the ISIS militants launched attacks on army posts in Marwara and Watapur districts earlier today.
The statement further added that the Afghan forces effectively responded to the attack and forced ISIS militants to retreat.
According to 201st Silab Corps, the ISIS militants have also sustained casualties during the clashes but the exact number has not been ascertained so far.