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Afghan Forces, IS Militants Locked in Fierce Battle

Fierce fighting has erupted in eastern Afghanistan after militants linked to Islamic State staged coordinated  overnight attacks on Afghan security forces’ outposts and civilian areas, officials said Friday. The clashes in the district of Kot in Nangahar province continued into the morning, leaving at least 30 IS militants dead and several others wounded, provincial government spokesman Attahullah Khogyani told VOA. He confirmed three civilians, including two women, were also...

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