According to the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, the group’s forces killed eight ISIL members during a special operation in Taloqan, Takhar province’s capital.

He announced on his Twitter handle that the operation was carried out this Saturday evening, 11th of June, in Taloqan’s fourth district.

He stated the special operation was carried out to target an ISIS training center in Taloqan, and that eight ISIS militants were killed in the operation, including the group’s senior commander, Younes Uzbekistani.

At the same time, Taliban forces are said to have clashed in Taloqan, while local sources in Takhar province claim an armed clash between supporters of Mawlawi Qadir Hami and other Taliban members.

During the clashes, civilians were also wounded, and a lumber yard was set ablaze, according to sources in the province.

Officials from the Taliban in the province have yet to respond.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).