US airstrike kills 40 suspected militants in Afghanistan

US airstrike kills 40 suspected militants in Afghanistan

U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan killing 40 suspected pro-Daesh militants, officials confirmed on Sunday, Anadolu agency reported.

Hazrat Hussain, spokesman for the security headquarters in Nangarhar province, told Anadolu Agency the airstrike Saturday night targeted hideouts of the suspected militants in the restive Achin district bordering Pakistan’s troubled tribal region.

“Two Daesh commanders Qari Quran and Qari Fida who were running the camp there to train suicide bombers have been targeted along with a number of other local and foreign militants in Achin,” he said

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