Taliban arrests five Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan's Jawzjan province

Kabul: Amid a widening rivalry between the Taliban and the Islamic State in Afghanistan, the Taliban said it had captured five Islamic State militants in the northern province of Jawzjan, police said on Thursday.

"A five-member delegation of Islamic State group under Sayed Jalal was visiting Darzab district to organise its fighters when the Taliban militants on the way back captured them," Xinhua news agency quoted the police as saying.

Neither the Taliban nor the Islamic State commented on the report.

Both the Taliban and Islamic State fighters have been trying in Darzab district and adjoining areas to expand their influence.

Updated Date: Jun 15, 2017 15:49 PM

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