The governor’s office in Nangarhar said the militants were killed during the separate operations conducted in Achin and Haska Mina districts.
The source further added that 23 ISIS Khurasan militants including one of their shadow judges and a local commander of the group were killed during the air and ground operations in Achin district.
The operations were conducted late on Wednesday night in the vicinity of Bandar area, the governor’s office added.
In the meantime, the US forces conducted airstrikes on ISIS Khurasan hideouts in Haska Mina district leaving at least two dead, the provincial government office said, adding that the airstrikes were carried out in Angoor Kala area.
The Nangarhar governor’s office also added that some heavy and light weapons belonging to the terror group were also destroyed.
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.