After locals refused to submit to Taliban extortion, the militant group set up roadblocks, threatening them with death and kidnapping. Security forces have since removed the threat.
The terrorist group kidnapped an estimated 300 children from their families to train them to carry out terrorist attacks. Nearly half have reportedly completed their training.
About 500 local residents in Uruzgan Province have armed themselves to support Afghan forces and to protect their areas from Taliban militants.
Militants went from room to room with knives and guns killing everyone they encountered. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the 12-hour murder spree.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, the first to hit the capital since the start of the new year.
'Iran wants to play the same game in Afghanistan that it played under the name of ISIS in Iraq and Syria,' the former militant commander said.
The year was one of the bloodiest on record for Afghanistan, as militants targeted civilians with suicide attacks and mines.
The defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria will bring an end to the group in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia -- where security forces are ready to deal with any new challenges, analysts say.
The militants are also forcing young children in the province to undergo terrorist training, including to serve as suicide bombers, officials and local residents say.
Militants from both sides have been killed in the ongoing battles in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces.