JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group have set on fire 60 residential houses in Kot district of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, spokesman for provincial government Attaullah Khogiani said Saturday.
"A group of IS rebels stormed some areas in Kot district Friday evening and set ablaze 60 residential houses," Khogiani told reporters here.
However, he added the locals had vacated their houses before the attack and therefore there is no report on loss of life.
There is no comment from the hardliner militant group on the subject yet.
Militants loyal IS outfit has been operating in parts of Nangarhar province with Jalalabad as its capital 120 km east of Kabul over the past nearly two years.