US airstrikes kill at least 46 militants in Afghanistan
At least 46 ISIS militants were killed after US-led coalition forces carried out airstrikes in Afghanistan, an official statement said.
Kabul: At least 46 Islamic State (ISIS) 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 ISIS positions in Achin district on Monday night, killing 46 militants and destroying an IS radio station," the provincial government statement said.
The victims included five radio station workers and several high-ranking ISIS members, Xinhua news agency reported.
The district bordering Pakistan, is considered to be an ISIS stronghold, the statement added.
US drones continued to be hovering over Jalalabad and Achin district on Tuesday morning.