9 Militants Killed, 3 Arrested by Security Forces in Eastern Afghanistan
Kabul - QNA
Afghan Security forces have killed nine militants in a raid on Momand Dara district in eastern Nangarhrar province of Afghanistan.
Nangarhar Media and Information Center said late on Monday that the raid was conducted in Bar Ghundi area by a special unit based out of Nangarhar Airfield in which two rocket launchers, a machine gun, six hand grenades, 20 rockets, 2,000 rounds of PK machine gun, 1,000 rounds of Kalashnikov and two walkie-talkies were also destroyed, Afghan News Agency (Khaama) reported.
Nangarhar media office also said that security forces rounded up three fighters of ISIS group in a separate raid from the jurisdiction of Haska Mina district.
Haska Mina is one of the few districts of Nangarhar where ISIS has a stronger presence.
The coalition officials estimate between 1,000 to 3,000 ISIS fighters are stationed in eastern Afghanistan and are trying to establish a base of operations in the rugged mountains of Nangarhar Province.