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8 Daesh rebels dead, 3 Taliban held in Nangarhar

8 Daesh rebels dead, 3 Taliban held in Nangarhar

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:20

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight Daesh militants have been killed in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province while three Talibaninfo-icon arrested in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, officials said on Tuesday.

Eight Daesh also known as Islamic State (IS) rebels were killed in a US drone strike in Narai Aubo locality, Police Spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal said.

According to reports as many as 1,400 Daesh fighters are active in Nangarhar province.

Separately, personnel from the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) arrested two mine planters and an active member of the Taliban in Jalalabad City.

Governor Spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told reporters intelligence officials arrested two mine planters red-handed in the limits of 6th police district.

He said the detainees have confessed to their crimes during initial investigations.



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