Sat, 23 Sep 2023

KABUL, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Afghan security forces have raided a hideout of the Daesh or the hardliner Islamic State (IS) outfit in the eastern Nangarhar province and killed two operatives, Afghanistan's Bakhtar news agency reported on Friday.

Quoting unknown local sources, the state-run media outlet said that the personnel of General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI), or the country's counter-intelligence agency, stormed the hideout of the armed group in Wach Tangi area on Thursday night, killing two IS operatives including a commander of the outfit.

The Afghan caretaker government has considered the rival IS outfit as a serious threat, vowing to crush the armed opponents in the war-ravaged Asian country.

Afghan security forces have killed more than a dozen IS fighters in operations in the capital Kabul, the northern Mazar-I-Sharif city and the eastern Nangarhar province over the past four months.

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