The Afghan security forces have killed one of the dangerous group members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Nangarhar province.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the Special Forces of the Afghan Police killed a dangerous group member of ISIS during an operation.
The Special Conducted the operation in Chaparhar district of the province, the Ministry of Interior said.
The statement further added that the slain ISIS group member was involved in planning and conducting terrorist attacks in Nangarhar.
He was particularly involved behind some attacks in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province.
The anti-government armed elements including ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the killing of key ISIS group member so far.
This comes as the security situation in some districts of Nangarhar province has deteriorated during the recent years. Both Taliban and ISIS militants are active in remote and restive areas of the province.
The anti-government armed elements often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities in Jalalabad city and other parts of Nangarhar.
Meanwhile, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.
The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive districts of Nangarhar to suppress ISIS, Taliban and other anti-government militants.