Air strikes hit Islamic State radio station in Afghanistan


KABUL: US air strikes in eastern Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station used by the Islamic State militant group, US and Afghan officials say.

The drone attacks in Nangarhar’s remote Achin district hit the “Voice of the Caliphate” station operated by IS, officials said.

IS expanded into Afghanistan last year, and began an FM radio station in an effort to attract new recruits.
They have clashed with Afghan forces, as well as rival Taliban militants.

IS members have also killed numerous local people, who tell stories of horrific violence.

The air strikes took place from 19:00 to 20:00 local time (14:30 to 15:30 GMT) on Monday, a spokesman for Nangarhar province, Attaullah Khogyani, told the BBC’s Mahfouz Zubaide.

There were a total of four drone strikes, which hit the radio station, an internet control center and other IS targets, he added.

Twenty-one IS members, including five operating the radio station, were killed, reports said.

Courtesy Eurasia Diary


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