At least twenty six militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the operations in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Tuesday.
Several senior leaders of the terror group were among those killed during the operations conducted in Darzab district.
According to a statement by MoD, at least five senior ISIS local leaders including Qari Shuja the intelligence chief of the terror group were killed during the operations.
The other ISIS leaders killed during the operations have been identified as Raees Ghani, Sohbatullah, Mullah Hakim Arab, ad Agha Rahim.
The statement further added that two foreign insurgents were also among those killed and around 20 others sustained injuries.
The Ministry of Defense says the operations were conducted with the support of the close-air support to suppress the insurgents of the terror group in this province.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the ISIS militants have not commented regarding the report so far.
The security situation has started to deteriorate sharply during the recent years with the rampant insurgency led by the Taliban.
The loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have started their operations in some districts of the province as they attempt to expand their foothold in the north.