ISLAMABAD, Feb 3 (KUNA) -- At least five policemen and 41 fighters belonging to the so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed in an overnight clash, including US drone strikes in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, Afghan police said Friday.
Provincial Police Chief, Brig. Gen. Syed Gul Aqa told media that "militants" attacked local police check-post in Khaksar locality of Kot district in Nangarhar.
The attack was repulsed effectively by security forces and heavy losses inflicted on the rebels, he added.
District police chief, Haji Syed Rehman confirmed that five policemen have been killed and as many wounded in the clash that killed around 20 fighters.
Moreover, at least 21 fighters of IS have been killed and six others wounded in United States led drone strikes in Haska Mena and Achin districts of Nangarhar.
A spokesman for 201st Selab Military Corps, Major Sher Aqa confirming the casualties said that no civilians suffered casualties in the drone strike.
The clashes and drone strike came at a time when Afghan security forces have paced up their offensive against the rebel groups across Afghanistan to maintain law and order situation in the country. (end) sbk.mb