At least fifteen militants affiliated to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS)were killed during the ongoing Hamza military operations in eastern Nangarhar province.
According to the local officials, the militants were killed in the past 24 hours in Achin district during the clearance operations and airstrikes.
The provincial government media office said in a statement that at least thirty ISIS militants were killed during the Hamza operations since Wednesday.
The statement further added that three more ISIS militants were also killed and five others were wounded during the Shaheen military operations in GhaniKhel district.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but armed militant groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in some parts of the province during the recent years.