Twenty-five Islamic State (IS) rebels have been killed and 31 others wounded in Afghan Air Force (AAF) strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Thursday.
AAF fighter jets pounded IS (Daesh) positions of commanders Abdul Khaliq and Saad Emirati in the Deh Bala district of the province, a statement from the ministry said.
Col. Noman Hatefi, spokesman for the 201st Selab Military Corps, said the airstrikes were conducted in the past 24 hours in Deh Bala.
The MoD statement suggested Emirati might have been killed in the raid. However, an independent confirmation of his death was not immediately possible.
The district administrative chief’s son verified fighter jets hit militant positions in Dewana Baba and Sheikhano Kala localities. The fighters are yet to comment on the airstrikes.