At least five pro-ISIL militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern province, an official confirmed Tuesday.
Hazrat Hussain, spokesman for the Afghan National Police (ANP) in eastern Nangarhar province, told Anadolu Agency the drone hit a passenger vehicle in the Haska Maina district late on Sunday.
He said all of the five militants were killed in the targeted raid and their arms and explosives were destroyed.
Bordering Pakistan’s tribal region, the southern parts of Nangarhar province of Afghanistan are believed to be the strongest bastions of the pro-ISIL fighters.
Earlier this month, an important commander of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed along with his two other comrades in a similar raid earlier this month.
Commander Nazir Afridi, hailing from Pakistan’s town of Darra Adam Khel, was killed during an air raid by the Afghan Air Force in Nazyan area of Nangrahar province on Sept. 13. —Agencies