At least eighteen (18) terror militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed during operations conducted in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
According to the provincial government media office in a statement, the militants were killed during the operations of the national defense and security forces in Chaparhar district.
The Afghan forces conducted an operation in Sefri area of Chaparhar district late on Sunday night, leaving at least eighteen militants dead.
According to the provincial government, information received from the area of the operation two of the militants killed during the operation were hailing from Pakistan.
The local residents and security personnel did not suffer any casualty during the operation, the provincial government added.
This comes as counter-terrorism operations and airstrikes are underway against the militants affiliated with the terror group in Nangarhar province.
In another operation, US forces conducted airstrikes in Deh Bala district on Saturday, leaving at least 8 terror militants dead.