The Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), conducted raids on five compounds of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-k) in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the raids were conducted in Achin district late on Thursday night.
The statement further added at least 20 ISIS militants were killed during the raids and all five compounds of the terror group were destroyed.
According to Nangarhar governor’s office, a commander of the terror group and orchestrator of ISIS attacks was also among those killed.
The militants were involved in planning and coordinating attacks in Jalalabad city and other parts of Nangarhar province using the five compounds which were destroyed during the operation.
The NDS Special Forces and local residents did not suffer casualties during the operations, the provincial government added in its statement.