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Daesh fighters torch Taliban leaders’ homes

Daesh fighters torch Taliban leaders’ homes

Jun 03, 2015 - 11:19

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Amid fierce clashes, armed members of the self-styled Islamic State group set fire to at least ten houses of Talibaninfo-icon commanders in the Spinghar district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.

The district chief, Mohammad Qasim Momand, told Pajhwok Afghan News the houses were torched in Shadal and Gardi areas on Tuesday night as fierce clashes between the two groups continued in the area. However, he had no exact information about casualties.

Abdul Qayum, a local resident, said the houses torched belonged to top local Taliban commanders. There were no casualties when the houses were set afire, he said, adding government’s writ did not prevail in the area.

The Taliban have not yet commented about the incident.

Clashes between Taliban and Daesh militants have been ongoing intermittently over the past two months in Nangarhar.

Dozens of militants have been killed during these clashes, according to, Maj Gen. Ahmad Sherzad, the provincial police chief.


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