Afghanistan: Around 100 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in clashes

As many as 100 Taliban and pro-ISIS militants were killed in a clashes in northern Afghanistan.

A total of 91 militants had been killed in clashes that erupted over kidnapping of drug smugglers who were to pay Taliban as part of an opium deal, Anadolu Agency quoted spokesman for the Afghan National Police Rahmatullah Turkistani as saying.

The fighting took place in the Darzab district of Jowzjan province. Jowzjan province, like many parts of northern Afghanistan, is not a traditional Taliban stronghold.

Earlier on April 13, U.S. dropped a huge ‘Mother of All bombs’ (MOAB) in a network of tunnels in Nangarhar province, killing at least 90 ISIS militants.

U.S. military spokesman Capt. Bill Salvin last month said that his country aimed to drive ISIS out of Afghanistan by the end of this year.

U.S. believes that there are up to 1,000 ISIS militants in Nangarhar and Kunar province, Anadolu Agency quoted Salvin.

By: Business Standard

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