At least ten militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed or wounded during the operations of the Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the operations were conducted in the vicinity of Khogyani district.
The statement further added that three ISIS militants were killed and seven others were wounded during the operations.
According to the provincial government, several villages have also been cleared from the presence of the IS militants as operations are still being conducted in some restive parts of the province.
The Afghan security forces also confiscated six Improvised Explosive Devices during the operations together with a communication device set, the statement added.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the ISIS terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces however the Taliban and ISIS militants have increased their insurgency activities in some its remote parts during the recent years.
However, operations are underway by the Afghan security forces to suppress the anti-government armed militant groups in this province.
Both the Taliban insurgents and militants affiliated with the Islamic State terror group are attempting to expand their foothold in this province although operations are underway to suppress their activities.