In a statement, the Taliban said senior ISIS leader ‘Aqa Jalil’ and four other top members of the terrorist group have been executed west of Afghanistan.
Aqa Jalil was executed together with ‘Towhidi’, the second top ISIS member in western Afghanistan, the statement added.
According to the Taliban, ISIS forces were arrested in an ambush when travelling from the northern province of Faryab to Nangarhar Province in the east.
The Afghan Taliban added that it has been monitoring ISIS' moves in Afghanistan since a long time ago and has had several clashes with its members in various areas.
In June 2017, ISIS declared war on the Taliban, describing the Afghan group as “hypocrites and stooges of the unbelievers.”
A few days later, Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the Taliban are resolved to target ISIS.
He also denied reports that the Taliban were cooperating with the Kabul government in the fight against ISIS.