AT News Report
KABUL: At least twenty-two fighters loyal to the Islamic State (IS) which is also known as Daesh extremist group have been killed in a raid conducted by the Afghan Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province, National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement.
The raid against the militants was lunched in Khogyani district, the statement said, adding two weapons depots of the terror group were also destroyed during the raid.
The killing of Daesh militants come at a time when a U.S. official told AFP that IS terrorists are heading to Afghanistan to continue their jihad and plot ‘spectacular’ attacks against the United States.
A senior U.S. intelligence official in Kabul has told AFP “We know some have already made their way back here and are trying to transfer the knowledge, skills and experience they learned over there.”
The official speaking on the condition of anonymity has further added that “If we don’t continue counterterrorism pressure against (IS in Afghanistan), there will be an attack in our homeland — and a spectacular attack — probably within the year.”
This comes as both Afghan and U.S. forces are busy conduct regular operations and airstrikes against the terror group in Nangarhar, Kunar, and other restive provinces in which the group has a presence.