At least seventy militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) have been killed during a large-scale operation which concluded in eastern Nangarhar province.

Informed military sources said Saturday that the operations concluded in Khugyani district today.

The sources further added “A large-scale clearing operation to deny ISIS-K safe haven in Khugyani district of Nangarhar province completed today resulting in 70 ISIS-K fighters killed and a weapons cache destroyed.”

The anti-government armed militants including ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the operation so far.

The security situation in Nangarhar province has deteriorate during the recent years as both Taliban and ISIS loyalists are attempting to expand their foothold and insurgency in this province.