Kabul: At least five terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group were killed in an airstrike carried out by the United States forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Wednesday.
The airstrike was carried out in the Haska Mina district, The Khaama Press quoted the provincial government media office as saying.
Meanwhile, the Afghan security forces have arrested two ISIS terrorists during an operation in Chaparhar district.
However, the ISIS has not commented on the incident so far.
Earlier this week, at least eight terrorists of the ISIS group’s offshoot, ISIS Khorsan were killed in an airstrike by the U.S. forces in the province.
The air strikes were carried out by the US forces on Monday night in which several weapons, ammunition, and explosives belonging to the terror group were also destroyed, the statement further said.
An anti-ISIS as well as anti-Taliban operations are underway to eliminate the presence of ISIS affiliates in Nangarhar province and the U.S. forces are providing airstrikes support to the Afghan forces during the operations.