At least 21 militants affiliated with the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in an airstrike conducted by the Afghan Air Force in Zabul province.
The provincial police commandment said late on Sunday that the airstrike was carried out in Dai Chupan Khak Afghan district. According to the security officials, at least 7 ISIS militants including a commander of the group were also wounded in the airstrike. The anti-government armed militant groups including the ISIS loyalist have not commented regarding the report so far. This comes as Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said late in December last year that special military operations will kick off soon in southeastern Ghazni and southern Zabul provinces to suppress the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group and Taliban insurgents.