US airstrikes kill 29 militants in Afghanistan

Kabul, Feb 2 (IANS) At least 29 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed after US-led coalition forces carried out airstrikes in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, an official statement said on Tuesday.

“The foreign forces conducted four air raids against IS positions in Achin district on Monday night, killing 29 militants and destroying an IS radio station,” the provincial government statement said.

The victims included five radio station workers and several high-ranking IS members, Xinhua news agency reported.

The district bordering Pakistan, is considered to be an IS stronghold, the statement added.

US drones continued to be hovering over Jalalabad and Achin district on Tuesday morning.

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