At least twenty five ISIL Khurasan militants including the shadow judge and a commander of the group were killed during the ongoing operations by the Afghan Army in Eastern Nangarhar province.
The governor’s office in Nangarhar said the militants were killed during the separate operations conducted in Achin and Haska Mina districts, Khaama Press reported.
The source further added that 23 ISIL Khurasan militants including one of their shadow judges and a local commander of the group were killed during the air and ground operations in Achin district.
The operations were conducted in the vicinity of Bandar area, the governor’s office added.
The Nangarhar governor’s office also added that some heavy and light weapons of the terrorist group were also destroyed.
Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 but the anti-government armed militants have been attempting to expand their foothold in this province during the recent years.