A statement released by the police headquarters of Nangarhar states that the gun battle erupted around 04:30 pm (local time) on Monday.
According to the statement, insurgents had planned to attack a security post in Saluram Farm area of Bati Kot District.
After receiving the tip-off, additional security forces reached to the site to assist those already in the area, the press release states, adding that they gave a befitting response to the militants and forced them to back up.
The press release further states that 15 militants were killed and a number of others wounded in the gun battle.
They left 11 dead bodies, ammunition, weapons and walkie-talkies behind, the press release adds.
One policeman has sustained light injuries but there were no civilian casualties.
The police HQ has also released a set of pictures with a description of those killed in yesterday’s clash.