At least two members of the Taliban police force and three insurgents loyal to the Islamic State (IS) extremist group were killed after a shootout in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul.
Kabul Police Spokesman, Khalid Zadran said that police had launched an operation against IS’s hideout in Karta-e-Sakhi, a mainly Shiite neighborhood in western Kabul.
“We have carried out the clearing operation with extreme causation to avoid civilian casualties,” Zadran tweeted.
Zadran said that one of the police officers killed was a woman, and four other Taliban policemen received injuries in the operation. Only one of the gunmen was arrested.
IS has not claimed responsibility for the incident.
The IS, also known as the Daesh extremist group, has carried out several deadly attacks across Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power in August. The group has been operating in Afghanistan since 2014 and has been posing great security challenges.
In April, IS claimed responsibility for the deadly blasts in two mosques in northern Balkh and Kunduz provinces, in which nearly 200 people were killed and wounded.
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