KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan special forces fight IS; Taliban kill 15 policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan special forces fight IS; Taliban kill 15 policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghan special forces launched a new offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Nangarhar province, killing 27 militants, officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, Taliban attacks in northern Afghanistan killed 15 members of the country’s security forces.

According to provincial council member Ajmal Omar, the special forces, backed by helicopter gunships, targeted IS in Achin district of Nangarhar on Monday. The province has been an IS stronghold and the site where the militant group’s regional branch first emerged a few years ago.

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