A vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device was destroyed and several militants were killed during a raid of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), operatives in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the said raid was conducted in the vicinity of Sherzad district.
The statement further added that the NDS Special Forces stormed a hideout of the militants in Marak Khel area of the district late on Monday night and as a result a car bomb which was prepared for an attack was destroyed and several militants were killed.
The raid was conducted with an aim to arrest key Taliban group members Ehsanullah who is also famous as Sajid, Omar Tangiwal, and Abdul Raziq also famous as Khalid.
However, the named militants had escaped from the area before the operations were launched but several of their comrades were killed during the raid, the statement added.
The provincial government also added that the local residents and security personnel have not sustained casualties during the operation.