By James Lakin| AFGHANISTAN
(71 RepublicBreaking) A soldier in an Afghanistan counterterrorism operation was killed late Saturday according to a recent press release. The soldier was doing a routine operation against the terrorist group Khoroson. The US military routinely fights the ISIS affiliate which is based in Afghanistan. Munir Ahmad Farhad, who is a spokesperson for the governor of the Northern Balkh Province stated that a roadside bomb killed 9 and injured several others. 5 insurgents were killed in the process.
NATO estimates that 1,000 to 1,500 ISIS soldiers reside in Afghanistan. The image below shows the territory garnered by the IS in Afghanistan through various terrorist organizations.