At least nine anti-government armed militants were killed during the airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said Tuesday that the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Khogyani district.

The statement further added the militants belonged to the Taliban group and a number of weapons and munitions were also destroyed during the same airstrikes.

According to 201st Silab Corps, two PKM machine guns, two rocket launchers, five Ak-47s, and some munitions were among the weapons destroyed in the airstrikes.

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

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militants including ISIS and Taliban militants are active in some of its districts and often attempt carry out terrorist related activities.