Kabul: As many as six Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a US drone strike in Kunar province in northeastern Afghanistan, local officials said on Friday.
The officials said that the latest airstrike was carried out in Chapa Dara district in the province.
The spokesperson of Kunar provincial governor Faridullah Dehqan, was quoted by the Khaama Press as saying that two top IS commanders were among those killed in the airstrike.
He said that the airstrike was necessitated to clear out the terror hideouts of the dreaded militant group in Kunar province.
The IS group has not commented on the incident so far.
This comes as at least five militants affiliated with the terror group were killed in a similar airstrike conducted in the same district last week.
The US forces, along with the Afghan forces frequently carries out airstrikes on IS targets in Kunar province and elsewhere in Afghanistan, in a bid to eliminate the presence of the militant group in the country.
Furthermore, three IS militants hailing from Uzbekistan were killed in a similar airstrike on Wednesday in Haska Meyna district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, according to the local officials. (ANI)