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Drone strike kills 15 Daesh fighters in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: A US drone strike has killed 15 Daesh (Islamic State) militants in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials in the province said on Monday.

Achin district governor Haji Ghalib Mujahid said that the attack was carried out in Mamandow area late Sunday.

“The attack was carried out on a hideout of Daesh militants,” Mujahid said, adding that no civilian casualties were reported.

Provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogiani confirmed the attack, saying that some Daesh commanders were among the dead.

The attack followed a clearing operation that recently ended in the district.

Daesh has started terrorist activities in Nangarhar province since last year, recruiting the local youth.

President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday that the group had been escaping from the country.

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