Taliban- IS clash, drone strike kill 13 rebels
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least ten rebels have been killed in fierce fight between two groups believed to be Taliban and the self-styled Islamic State (IS) groups while three other insurgents were targeted by US drone in eastern Nangarhar province, provincial police spokesman said on Monday.
Maj. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News that the US unmanned aircraft fired a missile on a hideout, leaving three militants dead who were hailing from Chaparhar district.
Separately, he said that 10 insurgents were killed and two others wounded in a firefight between two groups in Nazyan district. During the course of gun battle, Taliban militants torched two houses in the area.
However, Mashraqiwal did not identify the name of the groups.
It is to be mentioned that clashes erupted between Daesh group and Taliban in parts of eastern provinces, which inflicted casualties on both sides.
No group has so far commented on the fight.
Separately, Mirwais, a resident of Pachiragam district, said that Daesh and Taliban exchanged heavy gun fire the entire day on Sunday but he had no details into casualties.
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