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Terror Strikes Again: 36 IS militants killed in Afghanistan by Afghan Security forces

The militants were killed in the ongoing 'Qahr Silab' operations being conducted in Achin district

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Militants killed in Afghanistan. Image Source: www.presstv.ir
  • The militants were killed in the ongoing ‘Qahr Silab’ operations being conducted in Achin district
  • he military operation took place in eastern Nangarhar province where militants from the Taliban radical group and IS are currently operating
  • The IS is outlawed in many countries and operates primarily in Syria and Iraq but is known to have expanded its activities to Afghanistan

At least 36 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Saturday, July 30,  by the Afghan security forces during a military operation in eastern Afghanistan.

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The militants were killed in the ongoing ‘Qahr Silab’ operations being conducted in Achin district, Khaama Press reported.

IS militants killed in Afghanistan. Image Source: thehitavada.com
IS militants killed in Afghanistan. Image Source: thehitavada.com

According to Khaama, the military operation took place in eastern Nangarhar province where militants from the Taliban radical group and IS are currently operating.

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The IS is outlawed in many countries and operates primarily in Syria and Iraq but is known to have expanded its activities to Afghanistan, challenging government forces, along with other militant groups, including Taliban. (IANS)

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Another HIV patient Omar, said: "If we go to hospitals and tell them that we have HIV Aids, they don't treat us."

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Some 7,200 people in Afghanistan were estimated to be HIV positive, according to figures released by the the World Health Organization (WHO).

Marking World Aids Day, the WHO on Sunday called for a broader public awareness campaign in Afghanistan to deal with the issue, reports TOLO News.

But the Afghan Ministry of Public Health said that it registered only 2,883 cases of HIV in the country.

“According to our statistics, there are 2,883 cases of HIV registered in the country. The 7,200 cases reported by the World Health Organization are only an estimate,” said Fida Mohammad Paikan, deputy minister of public health.

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Referring to factors behind the spread of the virus, Paikan said: “Last year the Ministry of Public Health registered 183 cases of HIV, and the figure has decreased to 150 new cases this year. But we need to undertake a comprehensive study to determine the exact number of those suffering from the disease.”

Victims however, have complained of social discrimination.

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Mohammad Idris, who contracted the disease from an infected needle during a drug injection, told TOLO News: “We are facing a lot of problems because we cannot share about our illness with others.”

Another HIV patient Omar, said: “If we go to hospitals and tell them that we have HIV Aids, they don’t treat us.” (IANS)