ISIS AfghanistanAt least ten Taliban militants have been killed by militants affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

According to 201st Selab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) in Nangarhar province the militants were killed in ambush on Wednesday.

A statement released by 201st Selab Corps said the Taliban militants were on their way when they were ambushed by ISIS affiliated militants in Achin district.

Earlier reports suggested that the Taliban militants were beheaded by the ISIS affiliates after they were kidnapped.

This comes as local officials in Spinghar district said the ISIS-affiliated militants have set on fire the houses of Taliban militants late on Tuesday afternoon.

In the meantime, at least 15 ISIS militants including their commander Syed Mahmood Hussaini were killed and 12 others were taken as prisoners following a gun battle with the Taliban militants in western Farah province earlier this week.

According to local government officials at least 14 ISIS militants were also injured and dozens of others joined the Taliban group together their weapons, ammunition along with some vehicles.


  • Khaama Press

    The Khaama Press News Agency is the leading and largest English news service for Afghanistan with over 3 million hits a month. Independent authors/columnists and experts are welcomed to contribute stories, opinions and editorials. Send stories to