At least five Taliban militants were killed during an operation of Afghan Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

According to informed military sources, the militants were killed in Bihsud district of the province.

“Afghan Special Force conducted a raid in Bishud district of Nangarhar killing 5 Taliban fighters and destroying a land mine,” the sources said.

Also, an airstrike in Taktai Valley, Achin district of Nangarhar targeted two defensive fighting positions.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces but the militants have expanded their foothold in some of its remote districts during the recent years.