At least two group members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed in an airstrike which was conducted in eastern Nangarhar province.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the airstrike was carried out late on Friday afternoon in the vicinity of Khogyani district.
The anti-government armed militant groups including ISIS Khurasan sympathizers have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in the East but the anti-government armed elements including Taliban and ISIS Khurasan militants are active in some of its remote districts.
Militants affiliated with both groups often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions in this province and other parts of the country.