Heavy clashes have erupted between two militant groups in eastern Nangarhar province resulting in the deaths and injuries of dozens of insurgents.
Spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province told Khaama Press on Wednesday that the sporadic clashes have erupted between Daesh and Taliban in Dago, Sangina, Sulaimankhil, Gratak and Mano villages of Chaparhar District in past two days.
“15 armed opponents have been killed and 36 others wounded in these clashes,” Ataullah Khogyani said.
The governor’s spokesman further said that out of the 15 killed, four of them were members of Daesh and 11 others belonged to Taliban.
“Out of the 36 wounded, 11 of them belong to Daesh and 25 others were members of Taliban,” he said.
Khogyani confirmed that two civilians have also sustained injuries in these clashes.
“Commanders of armed forces went to Chaparhar District yesterday to see the area and take proper measures for the security of locals,” he said. “We are committed to take all measures to respond to security threats.”