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Six Daesh fighters killed in Nangarhar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least six fighters of the Islamic State also known as Daesh, were killed in a clash with Afghan security forces in the eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Wednesday.

According to the officials, four other Daesh militants were received injuries in the fighting.

“Daesh militants attacked some Afghan Local Police (ALP) security posts in Mazdaki locality of Haska Mena district Tuesday night,” Pajhwok Afghan News, quoted Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman as saying.

He said that at least six Daesh fighters were killed and four others were sustained injuries following exchange of fires between Afghan security forces and the militants.

Without giving further details, he said that the local police had also received casualties as the result of fighting.

The attack of the Daesh fighters took place after President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday at a joint press conference with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, said that Daesh fighters were on the run from Nangarhar province. Ghani said that those Taliban fighters who had announced allegiance to the Daesh were disappearing in the province following the intense military operations.

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