At least 17 Taliban fighters including a commander were killed in two drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.
Col Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal, police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News drone targeted Taliban militants travelling in two vehicles in haska-e-Meena and Chaparhar districts at 6:30 pm on Thursday. Moulvi Aziz a Taliban commander was also among the 17 killed.
Meanwhile, Taliban militants stormed a security check post late Thursday night, facing strong retaliation from security forces. Mashraqiwal said security forces detained a Taliban militant and their four vehicles.
Separately, police apprehended three persons accused of murder with a weapon in Dara Noor district.