At least seventeen militants affiliated with Taliban and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed in separate airstrikes which were conducted in southern Uruzgan and eastern Nangarhar province.

Informed military sources said Sunday that 12 Taliban militants were killed in Uruzgan province while similar airstrikes left 5 ISIS-K militants dead in Achin district of Nangarhar province.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban and ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

The security situation in some of the districts of both Nangarhar and Uruzgan provinces have deteriorated during the recent years.

Taliban and ISIS militants are active in some of the districts of the two province where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.

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