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Taliban, IS clash in Afghanistan, one killed

IANS  |  Shiberghan (Afghanistan) 

At least one Islamic State (IS) militant was killed and two others injured in a clash between the radical IS outfit and fanatic group in province on Sunday, provincial governor's said.

The clash, according to the official, took place in the wake of the IS terror group killing a a few days ago.

The fighters in retaliation stormed the rival group's position in district on Sunday, killing at least one fighter and injuring two others, reported.

Taliban militants were preparing to launch a massive offensive against the IS group in and districts, the said.

IS fighters who gained ground in and neighbouring district a year ago have been fighting to consolidate positions and expand their influence in and adjoining Saripul, and provinces.



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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 18:48 IST