Heavy clashes continue between the Taliban insurgents and militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Jawzjan province in North of Afghanistan.

The local officials are saying that the clashes started three days back and as a result both sides have suffered casualties.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Reza Ghafoori confirmed that a group of Taliban insurgents on Saturday launched a coordinated attack on ISIS hideouts in Qosh Tapa district.

He said at least ten ISIS militants were killed during the clashes and another militant was arrested alive by the Taliban insurgents.

According to Ghafoori, the Taliban militants launched the attack to avenge the killing of their comrades by ISIS insurgents.

Ghafoori also added that there are fears that the violence between the sides will further intensify as clashes continue since the last three days.

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

The security situation in Jawzjan province has started to deteriorate sharply during the recent years with the rampant insurgency led by the Taliban.

The loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have started their operations in some districts of the province as they attempt to expand their foothold in the north.


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