A Taliban commander, Mullah Burjan was beheaded by militants loyal to the hardline Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday.
Scores of fighters from the rival groups, according to the official, have been killed in Darzab district over the past two days as Taliban and IS outfit are engaged in fierce fighting to gain more grounds in the strategically important district.
Reza Ghafoori, a government spokesman of the northern Jawzjan province, told Xinhua “Amid ongoing fighting between Taliban and IS group in Darzab district the IS fighters captured Taliban senior commander Mullah Burjan early Wednesday and beheaded him,”
Neither Taliban nor IS group has made any comment.
Darzab and Qush Tipa districts in Jawzjan province have been the scene of heavy fighting between Taliban and IS militants over the past nearly two years.