JALALABAD, Afghanistan, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Up to 17 insurgents loyal to the Islamic State (IS) have been confirmed dead after unmanned planes attacked the militants' hideouts in Achin and Mamandari districts of eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province early Wednesday, police said.
"Acting upon intelligence reports, the unmanned planes conducted four sorties against enemies in Achin and Mamandari districts early today, killing 17 IS rebels," provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqwal told reporters here.
Some of the killed militants are foreign nationals, the official said without identifying their nationalities.
Neither civilians nor security personnel has been hurt in the attacks.
Militants loyal to the hardliner IS group that are in control of parts of the eastern Nangarhar province with Jalalabad as its capital 120 km east of Kabul are yet to make comment.
Unmanned planes of U.S. military, usually target anti-government militants in the insurgency-battered Afghanistan. Enditem