According to International Security Assistance Force officials, multiple insurgents were killed following a joint militqry operation by Afghan and International coalition security forces in eastern Afghanistan.
The officials further added, the insurgents were killed in Qarghai district of eastern Laghman province while they were placing improvised exploive devices.
Afghan and coalition security forces positively identified the insurgents and called in close air support assets to engage their position, ISAF said.
After the strike, security forces confiscated heavy machine guns, firearms, and ammunition from the scene.
No civilians were harmed during the operation.
In the meantime Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban facilitator in Khogyani district, Nangarhar province on Saturday.
The facilitator distributes explosives and other supplies to suicide bombers, and suspected of providing safe haven to insurgent fighters.
Two suspected insurgents were also detained during the operation
In a separate military operatin Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Haqqani network facilitator in Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province on Friday.
The facilitator is responsible for roadside bombings and organizes attacks against coalition installations throughout the district.
During the operation, security forces detained two suspected insurgents and seized multiple firearms.