TEHRAN (FNA)- At least five Pakistani militants fighting with an ISIL-affiliated terrorist group were killed in an airstrike in Eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the airstrike was carried out around 10:00 am local time in Nazian district, and the militants killed in the attack were members of ISIL Khurasan, an ISIL offshoot group active in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported.
The statement further added that the militants were targeted in the vicinity of Taktakani area of Nazian.
According to the provincial government, the militants killed in today’s airstrike belonged to Mawlavi Yahya group and are originally residents of Orakzai agency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in Eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militants have recently increased their insurgency activities in some parts of the province during the recent years.