Gunmen kill Taliban fighters, civilian in eastern Afghanistan




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Gunmen killed two Taliban fighters and a civilian in Afghanistan’s eastern Jalalabad city on Wednesday, a local Taliban official in Nangarhar province and a source who pledged anonymity said.

Citing eyewitnesses, local media outlets reported that assailants, who were riding an auto-rickshaw, managed to flee the scene after the attack.

In meantime, the sources confirmed that at least two explosions have taken place in Jalalabad city, leaving casualties among both Taliban and civilians.

A Taliban official confirmed blasts but refused to give any details.

Several blasts have taken place in Nangarhar province since Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in mid-August.

Islamic has claimed responsibility for recent attacks.

A senior Taliban official on Monday claimed that Islamic terrorist group did not pose a threat in Afghanistan and Taliban has the capacity to contain them.

(NAN)