Kabul (Agencies): At least 14 suspected terrorists were killed in a US drone strike in a remote area of Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, Afghan officials said.

Abdul Ghani Musamim, spokesman for the provincial governor, said that the strike took place on Thursday afternoon in the Chawkay district.

He said it targeted a meeting of IS commanders planning for a terrorist attack. The government has no control of the remote area where Afghanistan’s IS affiliate has managed to establish a presence.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Defence, Dawlat Waziri, also confirmed the report. There was no immediate comment from the US-led forces in Afghanistan . However, lawmaker Shazada Shaheed rejected the report, claiming the victims of the strike were civilians.

The IS affiliate has grown in Afghanistan over the last few years.