Afghan Forces Kill More than 100 Militants Linked to IS

Afghan National Army

Officials in eastern Afghanistan say security forces have killed more than 100 Islamic State (IS) militants, including top commanders, and wounded many more in days of ground and air raids near the border with Pakistan.

The clashes in Nangarhar province’s Kot district subsided on Sunday, but search and clearing operations are still under way, said regional civilian and security chiefs, confirming at least 12 Afghan security personnel were also killed while another 18 were wounded.

Provincial Governor Salim Kunduzi told reporters in Jalalabad, the regional capital, the clashes in Kot erupted late Thursday when about 600 heavily armed men linked to Daesh (Arabic acronym for IS) staged coordinated attacks on security outposts in the area.

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