Airstrikes kill 13 IS insurgents in N. Afghanistan

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An A-29 Super Tucano flies over Afghanistan during a training mission April 6, 2016 (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Eydie Sakura)

Up to 13 militants were killed as Afghan government forces aircraft pounded the hideout of Islamic State (IS) group in Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province on Saturday, army spokesman in the northern region Nasratullah Jamshidi said Sunday.

“Acting upon intelligence report, the government forces’ war planes struck the hideout of IS commander Qari Hekmatullah in Chakan area of Darzab district yesterday afternoon, killing 13 rebels on the spot,” Jamshidi told media in a briefing.

Two of those killed in the strikes were foreigners, the official said without identifying their nationalities.

The government forces war planes would continue to target IS militants in Darzab district, the official asserted.

IS outfit has yet to make comment on the report.

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