A local guard had said they stormed a military base and engaged soldiers in gunfire.
The troops were ambushed while on their way to provide support for the soldiers battling the insurgents.
“It’s a sad day for us at theatre of war; we lost Brigadier Commander (names withheld). The Brigade General and soldiers who were on their way to support our troops at Askira were ambushed and shot dead by ISWAP fighters. We are sad,” a security source said.
The source added that fighters jets have bombarded the deadly groups but the details are not available.