25 militants belonging to the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh group have been killed and 31 others wounded in two air strikes in eastern Nangarhar province.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Thursday, the precise strikes were carried out in past 24 hours based on the coordinates of Afghan National Army’s 201st Silab Corps.
The press release further states that two gatherings of Daesh belonging to the group’s commanders Abdul Khaliq and Sayed Amarati were targeted in these attacks in Qala-e-Shikhan area of Deh Bala District leaving 25 killed and 31 others wounded.
“Sayed Amarti is believed to be among those killed,” the statement adds.
Several different types of heavy and light weapons of Daesh were also destroyed during the air strikes.
Nangarhar has become the hot spot of the militant group in eastern part of the country where it has also established prisons.
Only in Achin District, the group runs eight captivities where they possibly keep the around 300 villagers detained in the course of two months.