Afghan officials say a month-long military operation, backed by American air power, has killed at least 250 Islamic State terrorists in an eastern province bordering Pakistan.
A regional military spokesman spoke at the conclusion of the anti-IS offensive that focused on the Kot and Deh Bala districts of Nangarhar, where the fatalities occurred. Several villages in the area have now been cleared of IS terrorists.
The anti-terrorism operation, dubbed Shaheen 20, also rescued 26 hostages and captured at least 15 terrorists. The US military says IS loyalists are active in mainly southern districts of the province as it acknowledged recent Afghan successes against the group.