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Afghan special forces kill 3 IS militants, detain 3 insurgent suspects | Xinhua Net
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jacob Krone

Afghan special forces kill 3 IS militants, detain 3 insurgent suspects | Xinhua Net

The Afghan Special Operations Forces killed three Islamic State (IS) militants and captured three insurgent suspects in two separate operations, the command of special forces said Friday.

Three members of IS terrorist group were killed following Special Operations Forces-related airstrikes in Shaygal and Shultan districts of eastern Kunar province on Thursday, Operational Coordination Group Afghanistan said in a statement.

In northern Balkh province, three suspected militants were captured and one assault rifle was seized after the special forces waged an operation in Chimtal district on Thursday night, according to the statement.

Afghan forces and the NATO and U.S.-led coalition troops continued in mopping-up operations as spring and summer known as fighting season is drawing near in the mountainous country.

Source: Afghan special forces kill 3 IS militants, detain 3 insurgent suspects | Xinhua Net

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