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    At least 28 militants of the Daesh extremist organization were eliminated as a result of a drone strike by the Afghan Security Forces in the east of the country, local media reported, citing authorities.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Pajhwok news agency, the attack was carried out in the Nangarhar province.

    Over the past year, Afghan Security Forces as well as US and NATO troops, have faced an evolving security situation in Afghanistan, which included the rise of the Daesh, mainly in the Khorasan Province. The Daesh is a designated terrorist group outlawed in the United States, Russia and numerous other countries.

    Apart from the Daesh, extremist groups like the Taliban and al-Qaeda have reemerged in Afghanistan in the recent months, threatening the country’s stability.

    Afghan security forces regularly conduct military operations against insurgents.

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    drone strike, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), Daesh, Afghanistan
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