Daesh militants on Friday conducted group attacks on local police checkpoints in Kott district of Nangarhar province, local officials said.
According to officials so far 30 Daesh militants were killed in Friday’s attacks, which started at about 3am.
Officials said that Daesh militants killed and wounded at least 15 civilians during the attacks.
The wounded were taken to Jalalabad hospitals.
Meanwhile a number of residents said Daesh militants killed some children and took a number of women with them. They also said the militants set fire to a number of houses in the district.
“They shot civilians and killed children with knives and took women with them,” said one resident.
“We fled our areas due to the war,” another resident said.
The clash took place in Sayed Ahmadkhail area of Kott district.
“Daesh militants threatened the residents and beheaded children,” another resident said.
The provincial governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani confirmed that civilians had fallen victim to Daesh’s attacks. He said three civilians including a child were killed and 12 others wounded – including three children.
“In this clash 15 civilians were killed and wounded including women and children,” Khogyani said.
It has been reported however that the battle is still ongoing.