4 IS militants killed in Afghan army overnight airstrike


25th February, 2020 01:01:55 PM printer

4 IS militants killed in Afghan army overnight airstrike

Four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an Afghan Air Force overnight airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, command of Afghan Special Forces said Tuesday.

"The airstrike was conducted on credible intelligence reports that indicated IS militants' activities in an area in Chawkay district," Afghan National Army Special Operations Corps said in a statement.

The targeted terrorists were found to be involved in terror crimes in the past in Kunar, the statement added.

The latest strike against IS militants came as Afghan and NATO-led coalition forces are observing a week-long reduction of violence period starting from Saturday Feb. 22, with the Taliban militants.

However, small-range attacks and clashes had occurred during the period.

Afghan military officials earlier said that the country's security forces would continue their operations against al-Qaida, IS and other terrorist groups in countryside.

The IS militant group, which has presence in Kunar and neighboring Nangarhar province, has not made a comment on the report so far.