Daesh Judge Among 18 killed in Clash with Taliban in Nangarhar

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AFGHANISTAN: 18 militants belonging to Daesh group have been killed and a number of others wounded in a clash with Taliban in eastern Nangarhar province

Spokesperson for the police headquarters of Nangarhar told media that the clash erupted in Farm-e-Chahar area of Bati Kot District on Wednesday.

According to Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, those killed include the group’s so-called military commander and judge for Bati Kot District.

Col. Mashriqiwal identified the judge as Mawlawi Atiullah.

He said Taliban also lost one fighter in the same clash.

“Before police arrived they made their way out of the area leaving eight dead bodies behind,’ Col. Mashriqiwal added.

A photo of the dead bodies provided by Col. Mashriqiwal shows at least of them has been severely burnet.

However, it is unknown whether the person was burnt alive or after he died.

The clash erupts a day after they killed 31 of each other’s fighters in two clashes in Bati Kot and Achin districts.

Nangarhar has turned into a hotspot of fanatics of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) which also goes by its Arabic name Daesh. The group is trying to establish a regional command in Nangarhar. -KP

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