DroneTaliban have confirmed losing 13 fighters in two drone strikes in Barmal District of Paktika province.

A statement released by the group’s spokesperson on Saturday states that their fighters came under drone attacks while they were in fighting with militants belonging to Daesh group in Warmama area.

According to the statement, five militants were killed in one strike and eight others in another one.

The statement does not contain exact date of the strikes.

Local officials and residents of Gomal District of Pakitika province have also reported severe clashes between Taliban and fighters loyal to Daesh.

According to local residents, clashes between the two rival groups left dozens of militants killed in Khand and Dinarkhil areas last week.