(AhlulBayt News Agency) - At least 12 militants affiliated with ISIS terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, were killed during the operations in eastern Nangarhar province.
The provincial police commandment said the militants killed during the operations led by the security forces in Achin district.
The operations were conducted with the support of the air power, the police commandment added.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militant groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in some parts of the province during the recent years.
This comes as an anti-ISIS operation is underway in Nangarhar to eliminate the presence of ISIS affiliates in this province.
The Hamza operations were launched nearly one month ago in response to the growing threats posed by ISIS loyalists in Nangarhar province.