A key member of the Islamic State terror group was killed in an airstrike of the US forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, reported Khaama press.

According to the local security officials, the airstrike was carried out by the unmanned aerial vehicles of the US forces targeting the key ISIS member in the vicinity of Haska Mina district.

The provincial police officials said the ISIS member killed in the airstrike was a close relative, father of a ISIS commander Abdul Khaliq, who was involved in major terrorist related activities.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the ISIS insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan where fewer incidents have been reported since the fall of the Taliban regime.

However, since the year 2014, reports continue to emerge regarding the growing insurgency activities of the ISIS terrorist groups in some remote parts of the province, including Achin.

Earlier on Friday the local officials said, at least five key members of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network were killed during an operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives.