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24 Daesh, Taliban fighters eliminated in Nangarhar

24 Daesh, Taliban fighters eliminated in Nangarhar

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Aug 23, 2016 - 14:07

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 24 Talibaninfo-icon and Daesh militants have been killed during clashes with security personnel in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Tuesday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News 12 Islamic State fighters were killed and six others wounded by forces in the Mamadara area of Achin district.Civilians suffered no casualties.

Separately, Khogyani said, a dozen Taliban insurgents, including three commanders, were killed during an operation in Hesarak district.Khogyani added the operation in Hesarak was still underway.

Hesarak and Achin are remote and unstable districts of Nangarhar, where journalists cannot venture to cover security incidents. Telephone services remain suspended in the embattled towns.

Noneof the militant groups has so far commented on the operations. However, Taliban claimed in a report on their website that 10 Afghan security personnel had joined the movement.

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