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34 ISIS fighters killed during Shaheen-20 operations: MoD

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At least 34 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the counter-terrorism operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Thursday that the militants were killed during the Shaheen-20 military operations being conducted by the Afghan forces.

MoD further added that a mine planter of the terror group was among those killed and another militant was wounded during the operations.

No further details were given regarding the exact locations where the operations were conducted but ISIS loyalists are mainly operational in eastern Nangarhar province.

The Ministry of Defense on Tuesday said at least 45 militants including 19 loyalists of ISIS terrorist group were killed in eastern Nangarhar province.

According to MoD, the militants were killed during the counter-terrorism operations conducted in Pachera Agam and Achin districts.

MoD further added that the operations were conducted with the support of close-air support and artillery units in the past 24 hours.

The counter-terrorism operations are being conducted as part of the annual clearance operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).