At least twenty militants were killed in Eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The militants belonged to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda terrorist network were killed during the operations of the Afghan Intelligence or National Directorate of Security (NDS).
The provincial government released a statement saying the NDS Special Forces conducted an operation in Zawi area of Khogyani district on Monday night.
According to the statement, 18 Taliban militants including two commanders of the group were killed during the operation and three suspects were arrested.
Further, at least two Al-Qaeda network militants were killed in the airstrikes conducted in Shirzad district.
Several vehicles, explosives, suicide vests, ammunition, and mortar rounds were confiscated from the Taliban compound in Khogyani district.
The airstrikes carried out against Al-Qaeda network were carried out in Gadi Khel area of Shirzad, the statement added.
Humiliated anti-Government militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.