The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan says at least eight militants including a French national apparently fighting in ISIS ranks have been killed in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.
The source further added that the terrorists were killed in Darab district of Jawzjan during a clearance operation.
No further details have been regarding the identity of the militants killed during the operation but foreign nationals from Central Asian States and other countries are actively operating in ISIS ranks in this province.
This comes as the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said late in March at least five ISIS suspects including a French woman have been arrested during a Special Forces operation in the North.
The local security officials in Jawzjan had also confirmed the report and had said that the woman was arrested from the vicinity of Darzab district.
The district police chief Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani said the French woman was arrested during a joint operation of the Afghan Special Forces and the foreign forces based in Afghanistan.
Earlier, Darzab district administrative chief Mohammad Dawar has told the AFP that “A number” of Algerian and French nationals entered the largely IS-controlled district of Darzab in northern Jowzjan province in November.
He said at least two women were among the arrivals, who were travelling with a translator from Tajikistan as well as Chechens and Uzbeks, Dawar added.