BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:05 P.M.) – Afghan civilian forces have killed four ISIS militants – among them three Pakistani nationals – in the eastern province of Nangarhar during a late-night firefight that took place two days ago.
According to Afghan government sources, public uprising forces (pro-government civilian militias) in Nangarhar’s Nazian district engaged a group of six ISIS terrorists on Sunday night.
As a result of the clashes, four ISIS militants were killed and another two arrested by Afghan popular uprising forces.
Three of the slain ISIS fighters were identified as Pakistani nationals from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, whilst one was found to be a native Afghan from Nazian district. No comment on the ethnicity of the two arrest ISIS terrorists has been made.
Although their overall number is small compared to groups like the Taliban, Afghan-based ISIS forces are mostly concentrated in the east of the country (in provinces such as Nangarhar). In the same way this most recent clash has revealed, most fighters have been found to not even be native Afghans, instead coming from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and the Philippines.