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Daesh kill civilians, torch houses in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: Militants loyal to the Islamic State, also known as Daesh terrorist group, have carried out complex attacks on Pachir Aw Agam district of the eastern Nangarhar province, officials and local residents said Friday.

The district lies in the southeast of the province, sharing border with Pakistani tribal areas.

Daesh fighters have killed civilians and torched houses, the residents of the district said.

Moreover, provincial health officials said that four dead bodies were shifted to the hospitals.

In addition to that, 12 wounded people were also shifted to the hospital who are currently under medical treatment.

The attack comes after the first vice-president, General Abdul Rashid Dostum said that “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group plans to deploy at least 7,000 fighter to Afghanistan.”

He said that the IS was attempting to deploy foreign militants mainly citizens of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Chechnya in the northern areas, where Dostum is personally in the fighting front against terrorists.

Moreover, Afghan security forces with the support of foreign troops had carried out counter-terrorism operations and pounded Daesh fighters’ positions. The operation conducted with the aim of suppressing the activities of Daesh fighters in the province.

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