70 militants killed in Helmand, Nangarhar

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Security forces killed 70 militants in Helmand and Nangarhar combat, media reported Wednesday and Thursday (July 5 and 6).

Troops carrying out 48 hours of air and ground operations in Nawa District, Helmand Province, killed 62 Taliban militants, according to provincial police, Khaama Press reported Wednesday.

Air strikes in Nangarhar Province Tuesday (July 4) and Wednesday killed eight militants of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) and Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Islam, Khaama Press reported Wednesday and Thursday. The dead included six foreign fighters, according to authorities.

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