Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have killed five Taliban fighters and have arrested four others in Nangarhar province.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said an infighting erupted among Taliban and ISIS militants in Dotesar and Zawa areas of Khogyani district on Tuesday.

The statement further added that five Taliban militants were killed during the clash and while ISIS militants arrested four other Taliban militants during the clash.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban and ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the clash so far.

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

Both Taliban and ISIS militants are active in some of the restive districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.


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