33 IS militants killed in fresh airstrikes in Afghanistan

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DUSHANBE, 27.03.2017. /NIAT Khovar/. Some 33 Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) militants were killed after Afghan air force warplanes struck their positions in Koot district of eastern Nangarhar province in the past 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reports citing the country's Interior Ministry.

In addition, three Taliban militants were killed after Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) conducted a joint security operation in Gadi village, Nangarhar province over the same period, the ministry said in a statement.

Furthermore, two Taliban militants' weapons facilitators were captured by security forces in Mehtarlam city, capital of neighboring Laghman province, the provincial government said in a statement earlier on Monday.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan