Kabul: At least 30 ISIS militants were killed during clashes in eastern Nangarhar province while three civilians also lost their lives in the clash.
The incident took place on Friday in the restive Kot district after the ISIS loyalists launched a coordinated attack on police check posts of the Afghan Local Police (ALP). The local officials disclosed that at least 15 civilians were also wounded during the clashes and were shifted to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Reportedly, the ISIS loyalists also committed atrocities against the local residents, including beheading and kidnapping of women. Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani declared at least 3 civilians were killed and 12 others were wounded, including children, reports Khaama Press.
This is the first time the loyalists of the terror group have launched coordinated attack on ALP check posts in Nangarhar after several months. The Afghan and US forces are regularly targeting the militants in this province in a bid to curb their activities.