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.