A deadly clash erupted among the Taliban and militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the latest clash erupted in Zawa area of Khogyani district.

The statement further added that 21 militants were killed during the clash, including 18 Taliban and 3 militants of ISIS.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the security situation in some of its remote districts has deteriorated during the recent years.

Both the Taliban militants and ISIS militants are active in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities.

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