Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan and Taliban group suffered heavy casualties during the separate airstrikes conducted in eastern Kunar and Nangarhar provinces.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said at least three militants including two ISIS Khurasan affiliates and a Pakistani Taliban militant were killed in Kunar.

The source further added that the militants were killed in a drone strike conducted in Pech Dara area of Kunar province on Tuesday.

In the meantime, Silab Corps said at least seven ISIS Khurasan militants were killed in a similar airstrike conducted in Deh Bala district of Nangarhar.

This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that a senior leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, has reportedly been killed in a US drone strike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

According to reports, Mullah Omar Rehman Swati, was killed during an airstrike conducted on Tuesday in the vicinity of Shiltan district.

Sources privy of the development have confirmed that Mullah Swati was killed in the airstrike conducted on Tuesday in Shiltan of Kunar province.