13 IS militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

Kabul: At least 13 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province in an airstrike, a defence official said on Monday. "Based on a confirmed tip-off, the Afghan Army warplanes struck an IS militants' hideout in Kot district on Sunday. The attack also injured five militants and destroyed several rounds of weapons and ammunition," Xinhua news agency quoted a defence official as saying.