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Battle for Achin Rages On; Afghan Govt. Reports Dozens of Militants Killed

A military offensive against Islamic State in the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province continued Friday for a fourth day, clearing areas once under IS control. One man pointed to a nearby school. “IS used to plan its evil activities there and then carry them out," he said. Now, government forces have retaken the building. "They fled from here,” an Afghan soldier said of IS militants, “and left behind everything." Government forces say dozens of IS...

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