Five militants were killed following an airstrike by International Forces in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, an official said on Sunday.

"NATO-led forces’ unmanned planes targeted a hideout in Mardish area of Want Waygal district on late Saturday, killing five militants and injuring three others," the official told Xinhua news agency.

A local Taliban leader named Ghulam Ullah was among those killed in the attack, the official added.

Five militants were killed following an airstrike by International Forces in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, an official said on Sunday.

"NATO-led forces’ unmanned planes targeted a hideout in Mardish area of Want Waygal district on late Saturday, killing five militants and injuring three others," the official told Xinhua news agency.

A local Taliban leader named Ghulam Ullah was among those killed in the attack, the official added.