Afghan forces have killed at least twenty Taliban and ISIS terrorists during operations in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province.
According to a statement by Afghan military, the terrorists were killed or wounded in three different districts in the past 24 hours.
Afghan army’s 201 Selab Corps in the East said at least 13 ISIS terrorists and 3 Taliban insurgents were killed during the airstrikes in Khogyani and Achin districts.
The officials further added that a local leader of the ISIS terrorists identified as Saqib was also among those killed.
At least four ISIS terrorists were killed and 2 others were wounded during a clash with the security forces in Chaparhar district, the officials added.
The Afghan national defense and security forces have stepped up counter-terrorism operations to suppress the insurgency activities of the militant groups.
Afghanistan is still suffering from insecurity and violence years after the US and its allies invaded the country in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.
In recent months, ISIS terrorists, after suffering devastating blows in Iraq and Syria, have now relocated to Afghanistan through alliances with local terror networks.