Heavy clashes are underway between Taliban militants and ISIS terrorists in Kunar province.

A senior government official in Kunar said the clashes are underway in remote areas of Chapa Dara and Manogi districts.

The official did not disclose further informatoin regarding the ongoing clashes and possible casualties inflicted on Taliban and ISIS militants.

Meanwhile, the official confirmed that the Afghan Special Forces killed 5 ISIS commanders during an operation in Nurgal district of Kunar.

The military officials had earlier said the Special Forces have killed 4 ISIS militants during the operation.

In the meantime, the official said the Special Forces also arrested 14 ISIS militants and confiscated some weapons and ammunition during the operation.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban and ISIS sympathizers have not commented in this regard so far.

The security situation in some districts of Kunar province has deteriorated during the recent years.

Taliban militants are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government militants.


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