Khaama Press quoted the commander of the 4th Brigade of the 201 Silab Corps in the East Gen. Mohammad Nasim Sangin as saying that the militants were killed in Ghani Khel district, where three others, including one disguised as a woman, were arrested.
According to the Gen. Sangin, the militants were waiting to attack security posts on Jalalabad-Torkham highway in the vicinity of Ghani Khel district.
One Afghan soldier has also sustained injuries, however, no civilian was harmed during the operation.
"The Afghan security forces have also confiscated four weapons including a PKM machine gun and rocket launcher as well as hand grenades, a motorcycle, and a large amount of drugs and opium," said Sangin.
Taliban has not commented on the incident so far.
Earlier this week, at least six Afghan border policemen were killed in a car explosion carried out by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (ANI)