According to a bulletin released by Amaq Agency, three soldiers of the Afghan National Army and one U.S. Army soldier were killed on Tuesday during combat near the town of Achin in eastern Afghanistan.
Jihadist tribal militants fighting under the Islamic State banner have now seized nearly half the Nangarhar province which borders Pakistan.
Meanwhile, a Taliban official said the group’s fighters had captured the Khushal Army Base in the Baghlan province.
Afghanistan is currently locked in a three-way war between the Afghan National Army, Taliban and ISIS; in general, government forces control most cities and towns while Islamist factions control the countryside.
However, in August 2016, reports suggested that ISIS and Taliban leaders had signed a truce in the wartorn country after month-long skirmishes between Taliban factions and former Taliban factions, now defected to ISIS.