At least two members of the Taliban security forces were injured in a double attack and a subsequent firearm attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to police sources from the DPA news agency.
Nangarhar Province Police Chief Neda Mohammad said the first explosion hit a security vehicle in District 4 of the city. Two people were injured. The second detonation caused no losses.
Eyewitnesses also reported shooting between Taliban forces and the attackers following the explosions. “There were two explosions against the Taliban and then the Islamic State militants attacked them and finally managed to escape,” a neighbor in the area said in statements to the DPA.
“There was fierce fighting. The attackers threw two or three grenades,” said another neighbor of Jalalabad. No group has currently acknowledged the attack.
Nangarhar Province has been the scene of serious clashes between the Taliban and the Islamic State since the Taliban’s victory in the war on August 15.
Jihadists attacked a military hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, killing a dozen people, including a Taliban high command, and more than 100 civilians were killed in two attacks in Kunduz and Kandahar in October.