9 ISIL militants killed in Afghan airstrike
Nine ISIL militants were killed on Tuesday after the Afghan air force attacked an ISIL hideout in eastern Kunar Province, northeast Afghanistan, according to Xinhua, citing the provincial police chief.
"The strike took place in Gamber locality of Wata Poor District at around 6:00 p.m. local time (1330 GMT). And an IS hideout was also destroyed by the attack," Gen. Juma Gul Hemat said. 
Two local ISIL leaders, Nora and Zia-ul-Haq, were among those killed, police told Xinhua.  
Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants recently as the war-weary Afghans have witnessed a surge in attacks by Taliban fighters and ISIL affiliates across the country.