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27 Taliban, Daesh militants killed in Nangarhar clashes

27 Taliban, Daesh militants killed in Nangarhar clashes

May 18, 2016 - 14:43

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven militants have been killed and nearly a dozen others wounded as a result of infighting and clashes with security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Security forces clashed with Talibaninfo-icon insurgents in the Khogyani district last night, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Attaullah Khogyani said four commanders were among nine Taliban gunmen killed and several others wounded during the clash.

He said a local police member was also killed and another two wounded during the firefight. Civilians stayed unharmed.

Elsewhere, 15 Islamic State or Daesh militants and three Taliban fighters were killed during a clash between the two rival groups in the Achin district, according to Khogyani.

He said another six Daesh militants and five Taliban gunmen were wounded during the clash. The Taliban also captured alive two Daesh fighters.

Nangarhar police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal confirmed the clash and the casualties in the Khogyani clash and said a child was also wounded during the crossfire.

Shabir Barakzai, a resident of Khogyani district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that dozens of armed militants stormed security posts last night. “We don’t have information about casualties, but we could hear gunfire until late night.”

The Taliban have so far said nothing about these incidents.


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