AT-KABUL: Six militants, loyal to the Islamic State, known as Daesh, were killed in a US drone strike in the Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.
“A commander of the Daesh was killed along with his five fighters in a drone strike,” provincial spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said.
“US drone on Saturday night, struck a Daesh hideout in Kangari Kando locality of the district, in which six Daesh fighters were killed,” a provincial security officials who wish to remain anonymous told Afghanistan Times.
However, there is no immediate comment posed by Daesh militants into the matter.
It is worth mentioning that air operations had been intensified recently in Nangarhar province, where several provincial officials believe that acceleration of such operation would definitely bear positive result in fight against Daesh fighters.
Achin district administrative chief Ghalib Mujahid said that Daesh fighters received huge casualties due to air operation during the recent months. “The group’s evil activities are down to a large extent.”
He furthered that Afghan and US forces were targeting Daesh fighters from air on daily basis.
On Friday, eight fighters, loyal to the Islamic State, were killed after the Afghan Air Force conducted an air raid.
Daesh fighters were killed while devising evil designs.
Recently, spokesman for the Defence Ministry Dawlat Waziri said that Afghan Air Force takes part in 50 to 180 missions on daily basis to support the security forces in battlefield.
“Air Force utilizes the available resources, including combat and airlift equipment to support the Afghan ground forces,” he said.
Waziri added that Air Force provides close-air supports and also logistics support to the security forces in their fight against insurgency across the country.