22 IS fighters, 4 Afghan soldiers killed in Nangarhar
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-two Daesh fighters, four Afghan security personnel and as many Taliban militants have been killed during separate clashes in two districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday.
The Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) fighters were killed and dozens others were wounded during an operation by Afghan security forces backed by air support in Achin district on Thursday night, the governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
A local policeman and an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier were also killed and another local police member sustained injuries during the operation, he said.
Meanwhile, a woman and four children were injured when a mortar shell fired by IS fighters hit a house in the district, he said.
Separately, two local policemen and four Taliban fighters were killed during clash on Thursday night in Salampur area of Kuz Kunar district of the province, according to Khogyani. Several other militants were wounded during the firefight, he added.
The Taliban said nothing about the operations in Achin, but they claimed attacking a local police checkpoint in Kuz Kunar district.
The rebels claimed killing two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members during the two-hour clash and seizing their weapons.
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