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Airstrikes kill 5 Taliban and ISIS-K militants in 3 provinces

20 Feb 2020 The Khaama Press News Agency

The highly maneuverable A-10 Thunderbolt II, like this one, can employ massive firepower to protect coalition troops on the ground supporting Operation enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kenny Kennemer)

A series of airstrikes killed 5 militants of the Taliban group and the offshoot of ISIL – ISIS Khurasan, in three provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.

The military officials said Wednesday an airstrike killed 3 Taliban militants in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

The officials further added a similar airstrike killed a militant of ISIS Khurasan (ISIS-K) in Tswoky district of Kunar province in the East.

Another airstrike killed a Taliban militant in Deh Yak district of the restive Ghazni province in South-east of Afghanistan, the officials added.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban and ISIS Khurasan have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.

Both the Afghan and U.S. forces based in Afghanistan conducted regular counter-terrorism operations and airstrikes against Taliban, ISIS-K and other terrorist groups in the restive parts of the country.

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