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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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  • 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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This election saw people casting thier votes with the help of biometric systems.

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An Afghan woman shows her inked finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the Parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan.VOA

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Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections have been eventful with the threat of the Taliban’s attack and the constant violence and chaos that has followed and continues in the country. Out of 8.8. million registered people, 3 million people actually cast their votes in the ballot. The biggest turnout was recorded in Kabul.

The Taliban Militant have urged people not to vote since they see this process as an outsider’s attempt to further control the country. Recently, A candidate of parliamentary elections, Omar Zwak was killed in a bombing attack. The Taliban has since claimed the responsibility of this and many other explosions.

These are the first parliamentary elections since 2010 in Afghanistan that has been half seized by the Taliban. The US-backed government is full of corruption and the citizens of the country do not expect a fair election.

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An Afghan woman casts her vote during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan. VOA

The United Nations have urged people to vote and exercise their ‘constitutional right to vote’. This election also saw people casting their votes with the help of biometric systems that posed a definite obstruction in the process of voting since the trained officials didn’t show up during the voting.

The results of the poll is expected to be released in mid-November.

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