AT-KABUL: At least 60 militants have been killed in separate drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, said an official source.
A statement issued by Nangarhar police headquarters said that NATO troops conducted drone strikes against Taliban militants in Mamand Dara, Asad Khel and Mamand Lagad areas of Achin district.
An official source told Afghanistan Times on condition of anonymity that the killed people belong to both the Taliban and Islamic State (IS). However, some media outlets reported that all the killed militants were IS fighters.
It is worth mentioning that officials in the province recently reported heavy clashes between the Taliban and IS, also known as Daesh, in different parts of the province.
Foreign forces have intensified their drone campaign against militants in eastern provinces of Afghanistan. Sources in Afghanistan’s east termed the drone strikes as effective in war against militants. They said that the strikes prevent militants from roaming in large groups.