At least sixteen militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) have been killed during the latest operations of the Afghan Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said a commander of the terror group was among those killed.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps, the operations were conducted by 02 Unit of the Afghan army in Chengi area of Achin district.

The statement further added that the Air Forces also provided air support to the Afghan forces during the operation.

The security personnel involved in the operations and local residents have not suffered casualties during the operations, the 201st Silab Corps added.

The anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including ISIS-K loyalists have not commented regarding the operations so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in the East but both Taliban and ISIS Khurasan militants are active in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security forces.