US drone strike near Pak Afghan border kills 11 ISIS militants: Afghan officials
KABUL - At least eleven militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in separate drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press has reported.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in a statement said the US military carried out an airstrike in Deh Bala district, targeting a group of insurgents carrying weapons on two horses.
The statement further added that the militants were targeted in Kas area of the district, leaving three ISIS militants dead and as a result the two horses were also killed.
The provincial government media office however said the airstrike was carried out in Haska Mina district, providing the same casualties toll.
In the meantime, the 201st Silab in a separate statement said Friday that eight ISIS militant were killed and three others were wounded in a similar airstrike on Thursday.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the security situation of the province has started to deteriorate during the recent years.
At least 15 ISIS militants were killed in the latest drone strike of the US forces in this province last week.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the latest airstrike was carried out Bandar area of Achin district.
The statement further added that fifteen ISIS militants were killed and their weapons, ammunition, and explosives cache was destroyed in the air raid.