Drone strikes kill 42 IS militants in E. Afghanistan


KABUL, June 25 (Xinhua) — Up to 42 militants loyal to Islamic State (IS) outfit were killed as unmanned planes targeted IS hideouts in the eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, a local television channel Tolo reported.
The strikes, according to the media outlet were conducted against IS fighters in Kot and Achin districts during which 32 more militants sustained injuries.
Kot and Achin districts have been regarded as the bastion of IS militants in Afghanistan.
The hardliner group, however, has not commented.

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