JALALABAD, Afghanistan, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-two Islamic State (IS) militants have been confirmed dead in drone attacks in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, a spokesman for the provincial government said Saturday.
The airstrikes targeted IS hideouts in Milo area of Nazian district on Friday evening, leaving 22 IS militants dead, said Attaullah Khogiani.
Two group commanders named Zabihullah alias Shino and Daz Gul were among those killed in the raids, the spokesman added.
The IS group has yet to make comment on the drone raids.
The U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan usually conduct drone strikes against militants operating in the war-battered country.
Parts of Nangarhar province with Jalalabad as its capital has been the scene of IS activities over the past two years.