Some 33 Islamic State (ISIS) militants were killed after Afghan air force jets pounded on their positions in Koot district, eastern province of Nangarhar.
The mountainous province of Nangarhar and Jalalabad city its capita, located about 120 kilometers east of Kabul has been the scene of deadly clashes between Afghan security forces and ISIS militants since the emergence of the militant group there in early 2015.
Separately, three Taliban militants were killed after Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) conducted a joint security operation in Gadi village, Nangarhar province over the same period, country's Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Additionally, two Taliban militants' weapons facilitators were captured by security forces in Mehtarlam city, capital of neighboring Laghman province, the provincial government said in a statement earlier on Monday.
The Afghan security forces recently scale-up security operations against militants, as spring and summer known as the fighting seasons draws near in the Central Asian country.