At least twenty militants affiliated with the Taliban and ISIS Khurasan were killed during separate operations conducted in southern Kandahar and eastern Nangarhar provinces.
According to the informed military sources, Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Band-e Timor area of Kandahar killing 15 Taliban fighters and destroying a small weapons cache and bomb making materials.
Similarly, an air strike in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province killed 5 ISIS-K fighters.
The Afghan Special Forces also conducted a raid in Sherzad district and destroyed five caches of hashish totaling 820 pounds, the sources added.
The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.