KABUL, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Militants loyal to Islamic State (IS) have beheaded 10 fighters from the rival Taliban group in the northern Jawzjan province, a local newspaper the Daily Weesa reported on Sunday.
The IS fighters, according to the newspaper, captured Aqbalaq village in Darzab district on Wednesday and arrested 10 Taliban fighters and beheaded them on Friday.
Both the Taliban and IS militants have been fighting for consolidating positions in parts of Darzab district over the past several weeks.
Neither Taliban nor IS group has made comment on the report.
The rival Taliban and IS group have fought for control of territory in parts of the war-battered country over the past two years.
Darzab district and some isolated parts of Jowzjan province with Sheberghan as its capital, 390 km north of Kabul, have been the scene of Taliban and IS activities over the past more than one year.