The Taliban and ISIS militants clashed with each other in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Thursday, the Afghan military said Friday.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the Taliban and ISIS militants clashed with each other in Khogyani district on Thursday.

The statement further added that the clash left one ISIS fighter and 5 Taliban militants dead including a Taliban commander Abdul Rahman.

According to 201st Silab Corps, the clash also left two Taliban militants wounded.

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

This comes as the security situation in some remote districts of Nangarhar province has deteriorated during the recent years. Both Taliban and ISIS militants are active in remote areas of the province.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province. The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive districts of Nangarhar to suppress Taliban and ISIS militants.


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