Daesh in NangarharNearly 90 militants fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed or wounded in the clearance operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Wednesday that the operations were conducted in Kot district of Nangarhar covering Bandok, Zara Bandok, Jajal Ghondi, Sepa Ghondi, Bahadur Baba villages and its surrounding areas.

According to a statement by MoD, over 40 ISIS militants were killed in the operations and around 44 others were wounded.

The statement further added that the hideouts of the terror group were destroyed and the mentioned areas were cleared from the presence of ISIS militants.

MoD also added that the local residents did not suffer any casualties in the operations.

The Ministry of Defense earlier said at least 37 ISIS loyalists were killed and around 40 others were wounded during the operations launched in response to a major attack launched by the terror group on Friday.

The major attack by ISIS loyalists on police check posts followed as the Afghan and US forces stepped up raids against the terror group in Nangarhar province.

The Afghan forces as well as the US forces are regularly targeting the loyalists of the terror group in this province in a bid to curb their activities.

The increased raids against ISIS loyalists followed amid concerns that they are attempting to expand foothold in the country besides attempting to consolidate operations with the terror group in Iraq and Syria.