4 IS militants killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

Kabul : At least four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a United States’ airstrike in Kunar province in Afghanistan on Thursday, according to the Afghan military forces.

In a statement, the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) said that the US military carried out an airstrike on an IS hideout in the last 24 hours by using an unmanned aerial vehicle, Khaama Press reported.

It added that the airstrike was carried out in Lechalam area in Manogi district of Kunar province and four IS militants were confirmed dead by the ANA. One militant was also injured in the airstrike.

The ANA said that the airstrike did not affect the local residents and security personnel in the province.

The latest round of airstrike comes after 15 Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants were killed in an airstrike in Kunar province last week.

The airstrike also killed the chief of TTP Mullah Fazullah’s son, according to the Afghan military forces. (ANI)