The weaponry allegedly belonged to American soldiers, but none were captured in the area at the time, according to the Military Times publication.
The original source of the photographs is Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) Amaq new agency. They were first circulated by the SITE Intelligence Group, which alleged that they had been taken in Nangarhar province.
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) August 6, 2016
Nangarhar has become a volatile region of Afghanistan overrun with IS militants – about 1,000-1,500 of them, according to the US. Most are actually believed to be former Taliban who had previously fled Pakistan.
American special operations troops are in the area to help Afghan government troops reclaim territory lost to the terrorists.
— Afghan Army (@ArmyAFG) August 7, 2016