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At least five militants affiliated with the terror outfit Islamic State have been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.

The latest airstrike was carried out using unmanned aerial vehicles, in the vicinity of Haska Mina district, citing, the local authorities, as saying. A commander of the terror outfit is also among those killed in the airstrike. This comes in tandem with various ongoing counter-terrorism operations in certain restive parts of Nangarhar province as the militant and terrorist groups are attempting to expand their insurgency activities. The US military based in Afghanistan also conduct regular airstrikes against the IS, Taliban, and other militant and terrorist groups. The US forces conduct airstrikes by using unmanned aerial vehicles in the province to clamp down the militants, according to the reports.

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