Published February 17, 2017
An Afghan official says the Islamic State group launched an attack on Afghan security posts killing 17 soldiers.
Ahmad Ali Hazrat, chief of the provincial council in the province, said Friday the attack on the previous night took place in the Dih Bala district in eastern Nangarhar province.
Hazrat says ISIS fighters attacked Army security posts from three directions and after several hours of heavy fighting, 17 army soldiers were dead.
General Doulat Waziri, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, says 21 ISIS fighters were killed.