At least 21 militants operating under the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed and dozens of others were wounded in airstrikes carried out by the Afghan Air Force and coalition forces, local officials said Wednesday. (Photo 438th Air Expeditionary Wing)
The airstrike was carried out in Achin district earlier on Wednesday targeting the loyalists of the terror group in Mamand Dara area.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said a commander of the terror group was also among those killed.
Provincial governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani, earlier said 20 militants of the ISIS terrorist group were killed and dozens of others were wounded in the raid.
He said several weapons, ammunition and explosives belonging to the terror group were also destroyed in the airstrike.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.
Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.
The loyalists of ISIS terrorist group and other insurgents are openly operating in a number of its remote districts with Achin district being the stronghold of ISIS terror group.