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Taliban, ISIL Suffer Heavy Casualties as Clashes Spread to Laghman.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The infighting among the Taliban and ISIL militants spread to Afghanistan's Eastern Laghman province with local reports indicating that the two sides have suffered heavy casualties in the latest clashes.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in the East says the latest clashes broke out in Khogyani district and spread to Eastern Laghman province, leaving at least 20 dead or wounded, Khaama Press reported.

The Silab Corps officials said at least six ISIL militants were killed and four others were wounded during the clashes in Pira Khel area of Khogyani.

The officials further added that eight Taliban insurgents were also wounded during the same clashes.

In the meantime, the Silab Corps officials are saying that two Taliban group local leaders were killed during a separate clash in Alingar district of Laghman.

According to the officials, the incident took place in the vicinity of Noorlam Sahib valley of the district.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban and ISIL militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

Taliban and ISIL militants continue to clash among each other since last few weeks but this is the first time the clashes between the two sides have spread from Nangahrar to neighboring Laghman province.

Scores of militants have been killed or wounded from the two sides during the clashes in Nangarhar so far.

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Date:Nov 29, 2017
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