At least thirty eight militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed in separate drone strikes in two districts of Nangarhar province.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the airstrikes were carried out in Abdul Khel, Ghiaban, Jurnao, Chinar area of Bandar, leaving at least 16 ISIS-K militants dea.

The U.S. forces also carried out similar airstrikes in Wazir Tangi area of Khogyani district, leaving at least 12 militants dead and 10 others wounded.

The anti-government armed militant groups incuding ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the Taliban militants and ISIS loyalists have been attempting to expand their foothold and activities in this province.

However, the Afghan and U.S. often conducted counter-terrorism operations and airstrikes to suppress the anti-government armed militants.


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