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Taliban Join Local Forces to Battle IS in Afghanistan

A contingent of local militiamen, backed by Afghan Taliban militants, are battling Islamic State fighters in a remote district in eastern Afghanistan, according to interviews with regional authorities and local tribesmen. More than 80 people have been killed or wounded in the fighting, the authorities and local tribesmen said. The fighting began Thursday when IS fighters attacked checkpoints manned by militias in the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province, which borders...

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