At least thirteen militants affiliated with ISIS Khurasan, the offshoot of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Afghanistan, were killed during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province.

Informed military sources said Thursday that the operations were conducted in Bar Sengani area of the province.

The sources further added that 5 defensive positions and 13 compounds of the terror group were also destroyed during the same operations.

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

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the Taliban and ISIS-K militants are active in some of its remote districts and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities in this province.

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