An Afghan official said Monday fighters for Daesh and a militia controlled by a prominent lawmaker have beheaded a total of eight men in tit-for-tat revenge killings in the eastern border province of Nangarhar, Fox News reported.
Governor of the Achin district Ghalib Mujahid said on Sunday that four men from each side had been decapitated after being caught by the opposing side during battles on Saturday.
During a fight with gunmen affiliated with Daesh, four members of a militia loyal to deputy speaker of parliament Zahir Qadir were taken hostage and beheaded, he added.
In revenge, four of five Daesh gunmen held by Qadir's militia were beheaded, he said.
Their heads were placed on stones along a main road through Achin, he added.