drone strikeAt least eight Taliban insurgents were killed in a drone strike and police ambush in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, two key Taliban commanders were also among those killed in the raids.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said at least 6 Taliban insurgents were killed a drone strike in Hesarak district.

He said the airstrike targeted a vehicle carrying the Taliban insurgents in Sargardan area, leaving 6 militants dead and their weapons destroyed.

Khogyani further added that the police forces ambushed the Taliban insurgents in Pechigaram district of Nangarhar, leaving two key commanders of the group dead.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.

The Afghan forces have stepped up attacks against the militant groups who are looking to increase attacks across the country as part of their spring offensive.

The Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the ISIS terrorist group are active in a number of Nangarhar districts where they often carry out insurgency activities.

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