Taliban-IS clash leaves 15 dead, 36 injured in Nangarhar
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fresh clashes broke out between Taliban and Islamic State or Daesh militants in various areas of the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province oTuesday, leaving dozens of fighters dead and wounded, an official said.
The clashes started in the morning at about 6am in Mano Dag, Sangina, Garatak and Sulimankhel areas of the district between Taliban and Daesh gunmen, the governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the clashes came to a halt at about 12pm and 15 fighters were killed and 36 others wounded on both sides. The dead included 11 Taliban and four Daesh militants and the injured 11 Daesh and 25 Taliban men, he added. Two civilians, who were slightly injured in the conflict, had been brought to the civil hospital in Jalalabad, the provincial capital.
A resident of the district, Mohammad Rahim, said both the sides used heavy and light weapons, endangering the lives of local residents.
The rival factions have been clashing over the past few weeks with intervals.
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