13 July 2017

News Story: 9 IS fighters killed in E. Afghan airstrike

Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano (File Photo)
ASADABAD, Afghanistan, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Nine Islamic State (IS) militants were killed after the Afghan air force struck an IS hideout in eastern Kunar province late Tuesday, provincial police chief said on Wednesday.

"The strike took place in Gamber locality of Wata Poor District at around 6:00 p.m. local time (1330 GMT). And an IS hideout was also destroyed by the attack," Gen. Juma Gul Hemat told Xinhua.

Among those killed in the strike was two local IS leaders Nora and Zia-ul-Haq in addition to an IS weapon and cash facilitator named Rahim Ullah, the police official noted.

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