An elder man was killed along with 17 ISIS Khurasan militants during the operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the operations were conducted in the vicinities of Loi Payin, Camp Payin and Gorgori areas.

The statement further added that seven militants affiliated with the terror group were killed during the operations which were conducted with the help of close-air support.

According to the provincial government, the operations are still being conducted against the terror group in various parts of Haska Mina district and some parts of the district have been cleared of the militants.

The provincial government, in the meantime, said a elder man was killed and at least four others including women and children were wounded during the same operations.

The statement by the provincial government added that a woman is also missing and efforts are underway to confirm her whereabouts.

No further details have been regarding the circumstances surrounding the civilian casualties during the operations.

This comes as the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the ISIS-K and militants affiliated with the other groups in some remote parts of the province.

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