24 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul:  At least 24 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in military operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, an official statement said on Sunday. The operation, which still continues, was launched in Achin district a few weeks ago, Tolo news agency reported. "Most parts of Achin have been cleared of insurgents but the operation is ongoing," read the statement from Afghan army officials. However, the statement did not say anything about casualties among the security forces.