The Taliban and ISIS Khurasan militants suffered heavy causalities during the airstrikes and clashes in eastern Kunar and Laghman provinces.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the U.S. forces carried out airstrikes using unmanned aerial vehicles, targeting the ISIS militants in Pecha Dara and Suki district.

The statement further added that 8 ISIS militants were killed during the airstrike in Karangal area of Pech Dara district and 6 others were killed in Dewa Gul area of Suki district.

In the meantime, the 201st Silab Corps said the Afghan armed forces carried out artillery strikes against the militants in Alingar district of Laghman province, leaving at least 4 militants dead and 6 others wounded.

According to 201st Silab, the artillery strikes were carried out in support of the armed forces who were ambushed by the militants in Alingar district.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban and ISIS Khurasan loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.

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