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33 Daesh fighters killed, 4 wounded in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: At least 33 Daesh fighters have been killed and four others wounded, in a joint operation by security forces, national directorate of security and police, in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province that lasted 24 hours.

Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Husain Mashreqiwal told Afghanistan Times that Afghan national police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan national army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) conducted a joint operation against Daesh in Karakani and Terelai areas of Achine district of Nangarhar province.

“33 Daesh terrorists were killed and four others wounded in the joint crackdown aimed at clearing the terrorist-infested areas in Nangarhar,” he said. “The ground forces were backed by aerial support,” he said.

Mashreqiwal added that Afghan forces didn’t suffer any casualties.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) issued a statement on Saturday confirming the killing of 33 Daesh militants in Nangarhar province.

The statement said the joint operation was supported by locals as they cannot tolerate terrorism thriving in their region.

MoD plans to establish security check posts where Afghan local police (ALP) and border police will be deployed in Shedil and Abdulkhil area near Durand Line in order to prevent enemy influence in the area, added the release. It merits mention that military operations have been going on in different parts of the eastern Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan. Achin district is believed to be infested by Daesh.

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