JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Two militants loyal to the hardliner Islamic State (IS) group were killed as unmanned plane targeted their hideout in east Afghanistan, a local official said Sunday.
The official who declined to be named said that acting upon intelligence report, the security forces launched drone attack on Sunday morning, killing two IS fighters on the spot in Achin district of the eastern Nangarhar province with Jalalabad as its capital 120 km east of Kabul.
Meanwhile, the government forces after days of heavy fighting evicted IS militants from Pachiragam district of Nangarhar province.
Nangarhar's provincial governor Gulab Mangal visited Pachiragam district on Saturday and after inspecting the situation promised to assist the families whose houses had been destroyed by IS militants, spokesman for provincial administration Attaullah Khogiani told media outlets here.
IS militants who are active in Achin, Batikot and Pachiragam districts are yet to make comment.