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Taliban arrests five IS fighters in Afghanistan

IANS  |  Kabul 

Amid a widening rivalry between the and the Islamic State in Afghanistan, the said it had captured five IS militants in the northern province of Jawzjan, police said on Thursday.

"A five-member delegation of IS group under Sayed Jalal was visiting Darzab district to organize its fighters when the militants on the way back captured them," Xinhua news agency quoted the police as saying.

Neither the Taliban nor the IS commented on the report.

Both the Taliban and Islamic State fighters have been trying in Darzab district and adjoining areas to expand their influence.



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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 14:00 IST