16 IS militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

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DUSHANBE, 14.02.2017. /NIAT Khovar/. A total of 16 militants loyal to Islamic State (IS) have been killed and two others injured in the eastern Nangarhar province over the past 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reports on Tuesday citing a spokesman for Nangarhar provincial government.

The operations, according to spokesman Attaullah Khogiani, covered some villages in Haska Mina and Kot districts, during which some hideouts of the IS fighters have also been destroyed.

Government forces launched major operations against IS insurgents in Nangarhar province on Sunday.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan