The Afghan Special Forces killed 2 militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS-K) in Nangarhar province.

The military officials said Thursday that the Special Forces conducted an operation against ISIS Khurasan militants in Deh Bala district of Nangarhar.

Furthermore, the officials said the Special Forces killed 2 militants of ISIS-K terrorist group during the operation.

The anti-government armed elements have not commented regarding the operation so far.

The security situation in Nangarhar has deteriorated during the recent months.

Both Taliban and ISIS militants are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government militants.