JALAJABAD/ MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Thirty-one militants, including 24 Daesh or Islamic State (IS) rebels, have been killed and seven others wounded in a US drone strike and a securityoperation in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, officials said on Saturday.
Duringthe operations carried out during the past 24 hours, eight militants were arrested.
Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News nine Daesh fighters were killed in an operation in the Mozdakai Tapy area of Achin district.
Eight Daesh insurgents were killed in US drone strikes in Batton and Shadall areas. Seven others were killed and three wounded in a drone strike in the Gorgarai area of Haska Mina district, he added.
Separately, seven Taliban were killed and four others wounded during a clearing operation codenamed Almas 2 in the Omarzai area of Laghman province, a statement from the 201st Selab Military Corps said.
Eight suspected militants were arrested during the clearing operation, the statement added. Three policemen suffered wounds during the firefight. Taliban and Daesh have not yet commented on the incidents of violence.