120 Takfiri Daesh terrorists killed in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar

July 26, 2016 9:00 pm

A member of the Afghan security
forces takes part in a patrol during clashes with the Takfiri
terrorists in Kot, province, July 26, 2016. (AFP)

At least 120 members of the
Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have been killed in an Afghan army
offensive in the northern province of Nangarhar.

The
offensive comes against the backdrop of the July 23 deadly bombings in
the capital Kabul, where at least 80 people were killed. Daesh claimed
the terrorist attack at a gathering of the Shia Hazara minority as they
protested against a major power line project.
Officials in
Nangarhar said Tuesday that the offensive was carried out in the
mountainous district of Kot, a main stronghold of the Takfiri group
where it has set up courts and training camps.
Provincial
spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said Afghan troops seized large parts of
the area and killed Saad Emarati, a local Daesh commander.
Afghan
Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish also said, “They have been
taught a lesson for their crimes. We will wipe out IS (Daesh) from
Nangarhar.”
Daesh said after the Kabul carnage that it targeted
members of the Shia minority for their support for the government of
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Syrian forces have made major advances
against Daesh over the past few months, purging the terrorists from
some key areas east and northeast of the country.
The rise of
Daesh in has already triggered concerns in a country which
has been torn apart by decades of Taliban-led militancy and the 2001
invasion of the US and its allies. Daesh has also capitalized on splits
emerging among the ranks of the Taliban since the broke last year
of the death of the Taliban founder and long-time leader Mullah Omar.
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