ASSADABAD: At least five militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) have been killed as government forces launched operations against the terror group in Watapur district of Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province yesterday, provincial police chief said.
“The operations launched against IS hideouts in Ghondi area of Watapur district today morning and so far five armed militants have been killed and three others injured,” Haq Nawaz Haqyar told Xinhua.
The operations, he said, would last for four days to wipe out the IS militants from the area. The IS group has yet to make comment. —Agencies