At least 66 Taliban and Daesh insurgents were killed in seven separate drone strikes by foreign forces in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, local officials said on Wednesday.
The drone strikes started in Haskamina and Sherzad districts of the province at 4pm local time on Tuesday and continued for almost three hours, a spokesman for the Provincial Governor Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said.
“Forty six Taliban insurgents were killed in Haskamina and Sherzad district and 20 Daesh fighters were killed in Haskamina district of the province,” he said.
There were no civilians casualties during the operations, he added.
However, the Taliban and Daesh have not yet commented on the strikes.
Haskamina and Sherzad are both considered insecure districts in the province – in which insurgents are active and frequently target local security forces and threaten residents, said officials.