AT-KABUL: Afghan army targeted a group of Daesh fighters in eastern Nangarhar province of the country and killed five of its fighters, the military’s press office in eastern Afghanistan said on Friday.
The operation was carried out last night in Achin district of the province, the press office for Selab Army Corps said in a statement sent to media in Kabul.
Several Daesh fighters were gathered to attack the check posts of Afghan forces last night when they were targeted.
The army based on exact intelligence information targeted the gathering of the terrorists with mortar attacks and killed five of the militants.
Most parts of the Achin district have been already cleared and militants are pushed to remote and mountainous areas of the district during weeks-long operation, according to the security officials.
All schools and health centers have been reopened in areas cleared from Daesh militants and thousands of families returned back to their villages after a year of displacement.
NATO estimates that there are one to three thousands Daesh fighters in Afghanistan, most of them in Nangarhar province of the country.
The terrorist group has carried out several summary executions, beheaded and blown up local elders over the past one year.