US military drone strike killed five pro-ISIS militants in Afghanistan’s eastern province, an official confirmed Monday.
According Afghan National Police (ANP) spokesman, Hazrat Hussain, the drone precision strike hit the vehicle the militant were aboard at the Haska Maina district late on Sunday.
Hussain confirmed that all of the five militants were killed in the targeted raid and their arms and explosives were destroyed.
Bordering Pakistan’s tribal region, the southern parts of Nangarhar province of Afghanistan are believed to be the strongest bastions of the pro-ISIS fighters.
Earlier this month, an important commander of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed along with his two other comrades in a similar raid earlier this month.
Following the announcement of the new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan by US President Donald Trump, there is an evident surge in drone strikes and air raids against suspected militants in Afghanistan.