30 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

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Kabul, Nov 6: At least 30 militants owing allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) were killed in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, a local official said on Friday.

The government has launched operations against IS fighters in parts of Achin district Thursday night and killed at least 30 insurgents so far, Xinhua, a press agency quoted district governor Hajji Mohammad Ghalib as saying.

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However, he did not say if there were casualties among security personnel.

IS has been challenging the security forces in parts of Nangarhar province over the past couple of months.

IANS

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