Several militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in the latest airstrikes conducted by the US forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

Officials in Nangarhar police commandment said the US forces carried out airstrikes in two districts using unmanned aerial vehicles, leaving at least 17 IS militants dead.

The officials further added that 14 militants were killed in Haska Mina district while another three were killed in Achin district.

However, the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army said at least eight militants were killed in Deh Bala district in a US forces airstrikes and another militant was killed in Achin district.

According to the Silab Corps officials, a compound of the terror group was also eliminated during the airstrikes.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the ISIS insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan where fewer incidents have been reported since the fall of the Taliban regime.

However, since the year 2014, reports continue to emerge regarding the growing insurgency activities of the ISIS terrorist groups in some remote parts of the province, including Achin.

The US forces often carry out airstrikes against the loyalists of the terror group in this province as clearance operations are also underway by the Afghan forces in the restive districts of Nangarhar.


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