At least fourteen ISIS militants were killed in an airstrike conducted in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government media office issued a statement on Saturday afternoon and said the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Achin district.
The statement further added that the target of the airstrike apparently was senior ISIS leaders who were killed in the airstrike
The militants were targeted in the vicinity of Margha area of Mamand Dara of Achin district, the statement said, adding that the two ISIS leaders killed in the raid have been identified as Asadullah Orakzai and Shakirullah Kunari.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces however the Taliban and ISIS militants have increased their insurgency activities in some its remote parts during the recent years.