Drone strikes kill 5, injures 4 IS insurgents in Afghanistan eastern Nangarhar province

Five militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group have been confirmed dead as unmanned planes target the hardliner outfit’s hideouts in Haska Mina and Mohmandara districts of the eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, said a provincial government statement released here Wednesday.

Four more militants, according to the statement sustained injuries.

Without providing more details, the statement added that the security forces would continue to target the insurgents elsewhere in the country.

The hardliner IS group that is active in parts of Nangarhar and the neighboring Kunar and Nuristan provinces have yet to make comment.