At least sixty-three militants have been killed in various counter-terrorism operations in eastern Nangarhar province in the past week.
The provincial police chief General Abdul Rahman Rahimi told reporters that the militants were killed in various parts of the province.
He said at least ten militants were also wounded during the same operations and at least 30 other militants were arrested on various charges during the same period.
According to Gen. Rahimi, 450 kg of drugs, 108 bundles of explosives wires, and 4,300 explosives chargers were confiscated.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militant groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in some parts of the province during the recent years.