5 IS militants killed in Afghanistan


Islamic State militants

No less than five insurgents were killed after security forces stormed a suspected hideout of Daesh or Islamic State (IS) outfit in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province.

Abidullah Abidi, the provincial police spokesman, confirmed on Tuesday said.

He said “Acting on tip of the security forces stormed a hideout of Khawarej (a reference used for Daesh) in Police District 2 of provincial capital Kunduz city this morning killing five on the spot.

The armed insurgents were staying in a house to create law and order problems, but security forces foiled their vicious designs before taking any action, the official said.

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A day earlier on Monday, the security forces, according to local media reports, captured an operative of IS outfit in Kabul.

The arrested man is responsible for killing 18 people in terrorist activities and had used several names to hide his identity, according to security officials.

The hardliner Islamic State outfit, which has claimed responsibility for some deadly bomb blasts over the past year, has yet to make comment.


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