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Pakistani ISIS members and their family members surrender to Afghan armed forces

KHAAMA 2019-05-16 15:10:07

Two members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group surrendered to Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel told reporters that the two ISIS members are originally hailing from Punjab province of Pakistan.

Miakhel further added that the two ISIS members surrendered to Afghan forces together with their family members which include three women and nine children. 

He also added that the two ISIS members surrendered to the Afghan forces one and half years after joining ISIS ranks and conducting terrorist related activities in Achin district.

This comes as numerous reports have emerged recently regarding the growing activities of Pakistani militants in Afghanistan.

At least 33 Pakistani nationals who were fighting in the ranks of Taliban were killed in South-eastern Ghazni province earlier this week.

The provincial government and police headquarters issued separate statements on Tuesday confirming that 42 militants including 33 Pakistanis were killed in latest operations which were conducted in Andar district.

The statements further added that the operations were conducted late on Monday night by Afghan and U.S. forces.