At least six loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed as ground and air operations continue to suppress the operations of the terror group in eastern Nangahrar province.
According to the local government officials, the latest casualties to the fanatics of the terror group were incurred as a result of an airstrike in Achin district.
Provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said the airstrike was carried out late on Saturday night.
Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in a number of its remote districts with the ISIS fanatics tightening their grip in some of its districts.
The counter-terrorism operations by the Afghan national security forces have been rampant as the loyalists of the terror group are looking to gain foothold in Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials said last month that the terror group has so far lost around 480 loyalists during the Afghan security forces military operations.
According to a report by United Nations the terror group is making inroads in Afghanistan with the number of sympathizers and followers growing across the country.
The report released late in the month of September also stated that nearly 70 militants of the terror group are busy in forming the core of the group’s branch in Afghanistan.
The report further added that the group is recruiting followers in at least 25 provinces of Afghanistan with 10 percent of the sympathizers belonging to the Taliban group.