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Drone strikes kill 15 IS militants in eastern Afghanistan

At least 15 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group were killed and their hideout was completely destroyed in drone attacks in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Friday night, a local official said Saturday.

"An unmanned plane of NATO-led troops targeted IS militants' hideout in Nazian district of Nangarhar province on Friday night, leaving 15 rebels dead," Ataullah Khogiani, the provincial governor's spokesman told Xinhua on Saturday.

The NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) troops, stationed in Afghanistan, usually conduct drone strikes against militants in the conflict-battered country.

Militants loyal to the IS that are active in parts of Nangarhar province have yet to make comment.

[Source: Xinhua, Jalalabad, 30Sep17]

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