17 fighters of the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS) which also goes by its Arabic name Daesh have been killed in an air strike and clash with security forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
Officials say Daesh fighters were busy in armed activities when they came under an air strike in Bazaar of Achin District on Monday.
The air strike left 11 militants killed and two others wounded.
The following night, security forces killed at least six militants of the group in a clash in the jurisdiction of Rodat District.
Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal said dead bodies of the militants killed were left in the battlefield.
According to Col. Mashriqiwal, one insurgent was also captured alive.
Security forces and civilians have not received harm in the air strike or the gun battle.