IS radio station hit

JALALABAD: Air strikes have destroyed a radio station run by Islamic State jihadists in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, two months after the group took to the airwaves in a sign of their growing reach. The Pashto-language “Voice of the Caliphate” beamed IS propaganda in irregular nightly broadcasts from an undisclosed location in Nangarhar province bordering Pakistan. The Afghan defence ministry said the programme was broadcast from a moving vehicle and air strikes on Monday destroyed the transmission equipment hidden in the basement of a house in volatile Achin district. “The radio programme has not been heard since Tuesday,” Achin district governor Haji Ghalib told AFP. “It was very demoralising for our troops and it is welcome news that it has been destroyed.”