Afghan Taliban, IS clashes leave 11 dead in northern Jawzjan province

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-16 15:24:04|Editor: Song Lifang
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SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least 11 insurgents have been killed and 15 others injured as clashes erupted between Taliban militants and Islamic states (IS) group in Jawzjan province on Sunday, a local official said Monday.

"The clashes began between the two rival insurgent groups of Taliban and IS on Sunday afternoon in Qosh Tipa district and so far 11 fighters including six Taliban insurgents have been killed from both sides," spokesman for provincial government Reza Ghafoori told Xinhua.

Seven Taliban and eight IS fighters have been injured in the fighting which is continuing, the official added.

Neither Taliban nor IS has made comment on the report.

KEY WORDS: Taliban militants