KABUL: At least eleven Taliban insurgents were killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, local officials said Tuesday.
The airstrike was carried out by coalition forces in Khogyani district of Nangarhar, provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqwal said, adding that the air raid did not incur any casualties to the local residents.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the loss of their fighters so far.
Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militants are actively operating in a number of its districts, including the restive Khogyani.
Extremists loyal to the newly emerged Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are also actively operating in a number of Nangarhar districts where periodic terrorist related activities are reported along with clashes between ISIS affiliates and Taliban militants.
This comes as at least fifteen civilians and seven policemen sustained injuries in an explosion in Surkh Rud district of Nangarhar province earlier on Monday morning.
The incident took place after a suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosives near the district administrative compound. NNI