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January 25, 2016

Drone kills Daesh commander in Afghanistan

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January 25, 2016

KANDAHAR: A commander of the so-called Islamic State (IS), locally known as Daesh, has been killed along with five companions in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday.

A statement released by the ministry states that the air strike was conducted on a position of the group in Achin District.

“A coalition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) targeted militants of Daesh in Nargusi village of Achin District yesterday. As a result, Maiwand, a commander of Daesh and five of his men were killed,” states the press release.

UAVs are being used by Nato to assist Afghanistan in counter-terrorism operations. They have been reportedly targeting militants without any distinction.

But Pakistan still asks US to target Mullah Fazlullah, leader of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) that Islamabad claims is hiding inside Afghanistan.