Pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan (file photo)
Pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan (file photo)

At least four Taliban fighters have been killed and four others injured as security forces attacked militants’ positions in Sayad district of the northern Saripul province on Thursday, provincial governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat said Friday.

“Four Taliban rebels have been killed, four others injured and two foreign nationals have been arrested,” Wahdat told reporters here.

“One of the arrested foreign nationals is from Turkmenistan and the other from Kazakhstan,” the official said, adding, “both of them received terrorist training in Wazirustan tribal area of Pakistan.”

Taliban militants who are active in parts of the relatively restive province are yet to make comment on the report.

Earlier on the day, local media quoting Attaullah Khogiani, the spokesman for eastern Nangarhar province, reported killing two Pakistani and two Tajikistan nationals loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group in the eastern region on Thursday.

Foreign nationals, according to Afghan security officials, have been fighting alongside anti-government militants including Taliban and the IS groups in Afghanistan. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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