At least four anti- government militants have been killed in Kot district of the eastern Nangarhar province with Jalalabad as its capital 120 km east of Kabul on Saturday, provincial police chief, Hazrat Hussain Mashriqwal said.
Citing Mashriqwal, local media reported the operations which launched Saturday morning would last until all insurgents operating in Kot district are wiped out from the restive district and adjoining areas.
Without hinting at the possible casualties suffered the security forces, Mashriqwal added that two more insurgents sustained injuries during the operation which is still continuing.
The restive Kot district, according to locals, is likely to change into a hotbed of the so-called Daesh commonly known as Daesh militant group, which is more extreme than Taliban outfit.
Meantime, Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, chairman of Mushrano Jirga or Afghan Senate, according to local media reports, has called upon central government to take bold step against anti-government militants including Daesh outfit elsewhere in the conflict-hit country.