43 ISIS militants including Pakistani, Uzbek nationals killed in East of Afghanistan
At least 43 militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in two separate airstrikes which were conducted in East of Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the airstrikes targeted two training camps of the terror group in Chapara district of Kunar province.
The statement further added that several Pakistani and Uzbek nationals were also among those killed.
A prominent Uzbek militant leader identified as Ismail, who was previously cooperating with the Al-Qaeda terrorist network and had recently joined ISIS ranks, was also killed in the airstrike, the Ministry of Defense added.
The anti-government armed militants including ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.
Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan located along the Line of Durand close to the tribal regions of Pakistan.
Both Taliban and ISIS militants are active in some of the restive districts of the province where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.