The Afghan military carried out artillery strikes on a gathering of the Taliban militants in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, leaving at least 3 dead.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the military personnel of the 1st Kandak, 4th Brigade of Silab Corps, carried out artillery strikes on a gathering of Taliban in Khogyani district.

The source further added that the artillery strikes left at least three militants dead while seven others sustained injuries.

According to Silab Corps, the militants had gathered in Mamla Bagh area to plan a coordinated attack on security posts when they came under attack.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

 Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 but the anti-government armed militants have been attempting to expand their foothold in this province during the recent years.

However, the Afghan armed forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations to suppress the militant groups.

The US forces based in Afghanistan also conduct airstrike almost on routine basis to prevent the militant groups expand their foothold in this province.