Kabul: At least 86 insurgents belonging to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been killed in airstrikes and ground operations by the Afghan National Defense and Security forces.
The security forces have carried out at least 41 airstrikes and 33 ground operations against the insurgents in the single day in various parts of the country.
The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said 41 sorties by the Afghan Air Force were conducted in support of the ground forces who conducted 13 special operations involving Afghan commandos and three night raids, reports Khaama Press.
The MoD further said the militants suffered the most casualties in southeastern Paktika province where 56 militants belonging to Haqqani terrorist network were killed in Gomal district during the air and ground operations.
The insurgent group has not commented regarding the reports so far.
Earlier, the security forces had neutralized two key leaders of ISIS in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The Afghan and U.S. forces are carrying out regular strikes against the ISIS insurgents as an anti-ISIS operation is underway in the country.