Drone strikes kill 3 IS militants in east of Afghanistan

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PARUN, Afghanistan, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- At least three militants loyal to the hardliner Islamic State (IS) group were killed as an unmanned plane targeted their hideout in the eastern Nuristan province Sunday night, provincial government spokesman Sayed Momand said Monday.

Acting upon intelligence report, the security forces conducted drone attacks against IS group in Want Waigal district killing three insurgents on the spot.

IS group has yet to make comment.

The killed insurgents, according to the official, were attempting to encourage people to support IS activities in the mountainous province.