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6 fighters suffer casualties, 2 civilian houses torched in Haska Mina

6 fighters suffer casualties, 2 civilian houses torched in Haska Mina

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Aug 15, 2017 - 11:52

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Daesh -- or so-called Islamic State (IS) --fighters suffered casualties during a clash with Afghan forces in the Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.

Daesh fighters also torched two civilian houses during the fight, police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News. The militants stormed security posts and houses in Yaghi Band area.

Following the overnight clashes, reinforcements arrived in the area and the militants were pushed back, the police official said, adding one Daesh commander known as Hadi and a fighter were killed and four others wounded.

The militants also torched two civilian houses, the spokesman said. Civilians and security personnel suffered no casualties, Mashriqiwal concluded.

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