ISIS (2)Three militants belonging to the outlawed armed group of Islamic State (IS) which is also known by its Arabic name Daesh have been killed in an air strike in eastern Nangarhar province, spokesperson for Nangarhar Police Headquarters said on Monday.

According to Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, the air strike was carried out in Mamond area of Achin district around 03:30 pm on Sunday.

With its epicenter being Achin district, Nangarhar is the stronghold of Daesh in the eastern part of the country, where the group is trying to establish a base of operations in its rugged mountains.

Coalition officials estimate between 1,000 to 3,000 Islamic State fighters are stationed in eastern Afghanistan.