MoD further added that the operations were conducted with the air support in Haska Mina district.
However, the provincial police commandment officials, said at least 7 militants were killed during the artillery strikes in Haska Mina district. According to the officials, the militants killed during the operations are foreigners but did not provide further information.
The anti-government armed militant groups including ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the reports so far. Both the Afghan and US forces conducted regular strikes against the loyalists of the terror group in this province.
The increased raids, usually involving drone strikes, by the US forces followed a broader role granted by the Obama administration earlier this year.
The broader role was granted amid concerns that the loyalists of the terror group are attempting to expand foothold in the country and turn the eastern Nangarhar province into a regional operational hub for its fighters.