In joint operations on Saturday, security forces have rounded up more than 20 suspected individuals and three armed rebels.
Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, spokesman for Nangarhar police, told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces carried out operation in Khogyani district. He said 24 suspects were arrested and an explosives-laden vehicle torched.
Muhammad Rasoul Zazai, 215th Maiwand Corps. Spokesman, said operations were carried out in Sangin and Nawzad districts. Zazai said a huge cache or arms and ammunition had been confiscated there.
He added two Taliban militants have been killed and five more wounded by forces in neighboring Nimroz province.