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Clashes Between Taliban, IS Displace Thousands of Families in Nangarhar

(Last Updated On: November 27, 2017 8:36 pm)

At least 10 thousand families have been displaced as result of recent clashes between the Taliban and Islamic State or Daesh in Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Monday.

Javid Ahmad, an official of the provincial immigration department confirmed the incident and said that five to eight thousand of these displaced families are in need of urgent assistance.

“We have escaped [from there] in search of life, what we could have done [better]?” a displaced family member said. “We have escaped in night with children who are sick now, we don’t have something to eat.”

According the provincial immigration department, most of these displaced families have moved to Chamtala and other regions close to the provincial city.

The Taliban and Daesh are being involved in deadly clashes in Angar region of Khoygani district. At least 19 militants from both sides, it said to be killed so far in the incident.    

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