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US strikes leave 25 dead in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan officials say more than two dozen ISIL terrorists have lost their lives in US drone strikes in Afghanistan’s troubled Eastern Province of Nangarhar.

US strikes leave 25 dead in eastern Afghanistan

According to Press TV, Attaullah Khogyani, the Spokesman for Nangarhar Provincial Governor, said the aerial assaults took place in the Achin district of the province, which is located 120 kilometers (74 miles) east of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

He added that 25 members of the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group were killed in the aerial assaults.

Khogyani further said that a considerable amount of weapons and munitions were destroyed during the raids.

Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, a Spokesman for the Nangarhar Provincial Police Department, said on February 18 that 15 people were killed in a US drone attack in Achin district.

On February 3, at least 18 people lost their lives when US-led foreign forces carried out a string of drone strikes in Afghanistan’s Southeastern Province of Paktika.

The United States regularly uses drones for airstrikes and spying missions in Afghanistan as well as Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border. Washington has also been conducting targeted killings through remotely-controlled armed drones in Somalia and Yemen.

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