dead militants Afghanistan_censoredAt least 31 militants fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have been killed during the ongoing operations in eastern Nangarhar province.

According to the local officials, the militants were killed during the raids in two separate districts, including Kot and Achin.

The loyalists of the terror group started their operations from Kot and Achin as they attempt to expand foothold in the country.

The officials further added that a number of the foreign insurgents were also among those killed in the latest clearance operations.

The Afghan Air Force provided close-air support to the ground forces during the operations, the officials said, adding that several weapons and ammunition belonging to the militants of the terror group were also destroyed.

No further details were given regarding the possibel casualties of the Afghan forces during the operations.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group have not commented regarding the operations so far.

The Afghan forces have stepped up raids against ISIS loyalists to curb their insurgency activities as they attempt to expand operations in Afghanistan.

In the meantime, the US forces in Afghanistan are also regularly targeting the loyalists of the terror group using unmanned aerial vehicle.

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