Lull noticed in Daesh, Taliban fighting in Nangarhar
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Let-up has been noticed in the bloody clashes between the self-styled Daesh and Taliban fighters and both groups confined themselves to Nazyan and Deh Bala districts of eastern Nangarhar province due to recent military operations there, an official said on Thursday.
Security officials expressed these views in a joint weekly security press briefing.
Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad, provincial police chief, said: “As many as 98 fighters from both groups have been killed and dozens other wounded in military operation and airstrikes in Deh Bala, Kot and Mamndo districts.”
Brig. Gen. Wali Khan Shinwari, border police commander, said: “Operations by Afghan security forces have reduced moment of Daesh and Taliban.” Security forces had started patrolling in 69 areas which had controlled insecurity to great extent, the border police stated.
Brig. Gen. Mohammad Nasim Sangeen, commander of 201st military brigade, said security forces had increased patrolling on Torkham-Jalalabad and Jalalabad- Kunar highways. “Within a week, we have nabbed a suicide bomber along with explosive material who was planning to carry out attack in Jalalabad.”
Security forces would extend their air and ground strikes and would weaken Taliban strength not to challenge security forces.
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