Local uprising forces clash with US Special Forces in Nangarhar
A clash broke out between the local uprising forces and the US Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Thursday, the local officials said.
The incident took place in the vicinity of Achin district where an operation is underway to eliminate the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.
Achin district administrative chief Ismail Shinwari confirmed the incident but did not elaborate further saying still there is no information available regarding the cause of the incident and possible casualties.
However, another security official in the area said the clash broke out after a verbal clash and as a result at least eight public uprising forces members have been killed.
On the other hand, the Taliban group claims that the attack was carried out by one their fighters who had managed to infiltrate among the public uprising forces ranks.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan where fewer incidents have been reported since the fall of the Taliban regime.
However, since the year 2014, reports continue to emerge regarding the growing insurgency activities of the ISIS terrorist groups in some remote parts of the province, including Achin.
The Taliban group militants are also active in some districts of Nangarhar and often carry out insurgency activities despite operations underway to suppress their activities._ KP
THE VOICE TIMES