Four ‘IS militants’ killed in US drone strikes in Afghanistan

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PESHAWAR: A US drone on Thursday targeted hideouts of self-styled militant organisation – Islamic State – in Naziyan province of Afghanistan, which is adjacent to Pakistan’s Khyber Agency.

Security sources say the US drone fired two missiles, killing four militants and injuring several in the attack.

A militant hideout was also destroyed, they said, adding that all those killed belonged to the Islamic State group.

The details could not be independently verified. Tracking of drone strikes in Afghanistan is difficult since many of them take place in remote regions and are not reported.

The Islamic State group, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, has never formally acknowledged having a presence in Afghanistan but fears are growing that it is making inroads in the country.

 

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