The operation took place in Behsood district of the province after they were travelling through the district, a spokesman for the Provincial Governor Attaullah Khogyani said.
However, he did not provide further details.
This comes a day after at least 13 Taliban insurgents, including a shadow governor, were killed in another drone strike in the province.
Hazrat Omar Mashriqiwal, a spokesman for the Provincial Police Chief said the drone strike took place in Khogyani district of the province in which 13 Taliban insurgents including a shadow governor for Khogyani were killed.
“The shadow governor named Noor Ahmad and his men were targeted while they were in a vehicle and preparing for an attack,” Mashriqiwal said.
The Taliban has not yet commented on the incident.