At least ten militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed and 16 foreign fighters of the group were arrested during an operation in northeastern Badghis province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Afghanistan (MoD) in a statement confirmed that the militants were killed during a planned and coordinated operation conducted by the Special Forces in Jund district of the province.

The statement further added that the militants were targeted in Chashma-e-Sherin Village, leaving 10 militants dead while 16 foreign fighters of the group were arrested.

The anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including ISIS-K sympathizers have not commented regarding the killing and arrest of the militants so far.

Badghis is among the relatively calm provinces in northwestern parts of the country but the anti-government armed militants have expanded their foothold in some remote districts of the province during the recent years.