At least 12 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the latest air and ground operations in eastern Nangarhar province.
According to the local government officials, the raids were conducted in Achin and Kot districts, involving ground forces of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and US drone strikes.
The provincial government media office in a statement said at least 7 of the militants were killed in Laghar Joi area of Kot district during the ground operations of the Afghan forces.
The statement further added that two more militants fighting for the terror group were wounded during the same operations.
In a separate raid in Mamand Dara area of Achin district, at least 5 militants of the terror group were killed after they were targeted by the US drones.
The local officials said at least four foreign insurgents were among those killed in the raid and several weapons and ammunition were destroyed.
The Afghan forces and local residents did not suffer any casualties during the operations, the statement.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the loyalists of the ISIS terrorist group have not commented regarding the report so far.