The Afghan Special Forces killed 9 militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan in Kunar province.
The informed military officials said Thursday that the Special Forces killed the militants in Watahpur district of Kunar.
Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed a small weapons cache during the same operation.
The ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the operation so far.
Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan.
Both Taliban and 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.