At least twenty-eight militants affiliated to the so-called Islamic State terrorist group were killed during the clearance operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government office in a statement said the operations were conducted in the restive Achin district.
The statement further added that the militants were targeted in the vicinity of AsadKhel and Ragha areas of Achin as the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations under the name of ‘Hamza Operations’.
Several weapons belonging to the insurgents were also destroyed during the operations, the statement said, adding that the local residents and security forces did not suffer any casualties in the operations.
Nangarhar has been witnessing persistent counter-terrorism operations since last year and currently the Afghan forces are conducting the operations under the name of ‘Hamza Operations’ to eliminate the presence of ISIS militants from its restive districts.