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Gunmen kill 2 Taliban, 2 civilians in eastern Afghan city

Jalalabad, Afghanistan: Gunmen shot dead two Taliban militants and two civilians in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday.

Mohammad Hanif, a cultural official from Nangarhar, the province surrounding the city, said two other civilians were injured in the attack.

No one claimed responsibility for the shooting, but the ISIS terrorist group, which has a strong presence in Nangarhar and considers the Taliban an enemy, has previously claimed several attacks against them, including several killings in Jalalabad.

The two civilians killed were Syed Maroof Sadat, a former spokesman for the Nangarhar Agriculture Department, and his cousin Sharif Sadat, told the AP. He said Sadat’s son was also among the injured.

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Since the capture of Afghanistan by the Taliban in mid-August, ISIS attacks against them have increased. The escalation has raised fears of a wider conflict between the two extremist groups.

On Friday, Taliban militants raided an ISIS hideout north of Kabul, killing and arresting an unspecified number of militants, a Taliban spokesman said. ISIS activity in Nangarhar province has also led to Taliban action there.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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